Improving Physicians’ Bedside Manner: Saving Hospitals Dollars because it Makes Cents
By: William Ezzell Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on efforts by health care providers and educators alike to improve ways doctors communicate with patients. Following the scrutiny and reform of the health care industry over the past few years, many areas that previously received minimal attention have undergone significant review and innovation, including physicians’…
Recent Study Finds Physician Burnout Prevalent; Impacts Malpractice and Patient Care
By: Mary Ellen Lighthiser A recent New York Times article discussed a troubling study that indicates a high number of physicians are experiencing burnout. The recent study described burnout as “emotional exhaustion, detachment and a low sense of accomplishment.” The study suggests that more than half of doctors practicing a specialty with “front-line access to…
Workers Compensation Model to Replace Georgia's Medical Malpractice System?
By: Scott Rees
A recent study of 330 Georgia physicians indicated Georgia physicians are overwhelmingly in favor of proposed legislation to make such a change. Instead of the current legal system in place, the workers compensation model would allow a patient to file a claim for review by a panel. If the panel found