Healthcare professionals encounter various risks in day-to-day practice from medical errors, adverse patient outcomes, and near-miss events, which can result from issues related to technical skill, clinical judgment, communication, documentation, clinical systems, and more.
The following checklist provides high level considerations in several areas for reducing these risks and improving patient safety throughout your practice.
Risk Management is a process used to evaluate administrative and clinical system processes to detect, prevent and mitigate risk in healthcare facilities. Implementing risk management strategies reduces risk by improving patient safety, satisfaction and health outcomes.
A team approach is required to carry out these processes with the uses of three essential competencies: team-work related knowledge, skills, and attitudes. From a risk prevention and mitigation standpoint, taking the proper steps to deliver high quality care and performance will lessen the likelihood of a liability loss and help your organization enhance the standard of care for years to come.
This document should not be construed as medical or legal advice. Because the facts applicable to your situation may differ, or the laws applicable in your jurisdiction may vary, please contact your attorney or other professional advisors if you have any questions related to your legal or medical obligations or rights, state or federal laws, contract interpretation, or other legal questions.
CM&F is not your typical professional liability insurance provider. CM&F clients are provided
with frequent risk education resources, and have a direct line of contact to our team always.
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