Doctors should sit with patients or family with the chart in front of them explaining what happened (Tiemeier, 2015). Most patients or families are forgiving if physicians are honest and
have a plan of correction. Physicians should develop strategies to prevent law suits. Attorneys advise the best defense of all is avoid getting sued (Tiemeier, 2015). Conclusion As the statistics on malpractice continues to grow over the years no only due to true confirmed suits but also false ones we must develop long term goals such as; a national database on malpractice claims. This can assist states in their efforts to understanding and solving the problems that lead to malpractices. A short term goal could be developing a state administered insurance pool where doctors give the state more power in going ager other doctors who have committed a medical malpractice. The point of this is to have malpractice insurance available and affordable. Whatever the solution may be for the future of medical malpractice the goal should always be the same; to protect both the medical professional as well as the patient.
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