Practising risk minimisation

A growing body of international and Australian research is showing that it’s often doctors’ behaviour that increases their risk of receiving a malpractice suit. The good news is that that behaviour can be changed.

“Individual physicians have great ability to influence their personal malpractice risk experience,” says Dr Hickson, director of the Centre for Patient and Professional Advocacy at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, and chair of the US National Patient Safety

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