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Figure 1. Adverse outcomes

Symptoms of normal recovery or complication: The risks of postoperative care

Although patients are exposed to many risks in the preoperative phase of care (diagnosis and treatment selection) and during a procedure, the authors of this article found that some of the most dangerous risks exist in the postoperative stage. This article focuses on claims against surgeons that arose from care provided in the postoperative period, explores the causes and effects of postoperative complications, and describes lessons learned from the study and offers recommendations on steps to take to avoid unnecessary litigation.

Survey reveals most physicians unwilling to recommend health care as a profession

The Doctors Company, the official provider of medical liability insurance for the American College of Surgeons, recently announced the results of the largest physician survey conducted to date on the future of health care in the U.S. More than 5,000 physician members of The Doctors Company responded to the independent survey, which indicated that concerns […]


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