It’s no surprise that the healthcare industry is on a steady economic incline. Unfortunately, even with such a positive outlook, studies show that up to 88% of physicians who specialize in high-risk specialties will likely have one malpractice claim on record. Malpractice claims are filed when a hospital or medical professional fails to treat a patient properly or cause additional injury or harm. With that in mind, it’s essential to avoid these claims by following these three recommendations.
1. Communicate With Every Patient
Effectively communicating with your patients is probably one of the easiest and most affordable ways to protect your practice and business from malpractice claims. It doesn’t matter if you’re beginning your career or have an established business; it’s crucial to be an active and respectful healthcare provider who listens and gives genuine feedback to every patient.
2. Stay Current on State and City Regulations
Every state’s medical practice requirements are different. If you choose to pursue patient care in different states, you must become familiar with how each state operates. Then, it’s important to maintain those standards and manage your business within the specified statute.
3. Maintain General and Professional Liability Insurance
Even when you establish a positive doctor to the patient environment, things can still go wrong. Inevitably, many doctors face exposure to incidents that could result in a potential malpractice claim. Huntersure is a resource for allied health insurance providers to help in obtaining and maintaining active general and liability insurance to protect against these claims.
Guard yourself and your business from potential malpractice claims that can hinder your healthcare career. It’s as easy as effectively communicating with your patients, staying current on state regulations, and maintaining the proper insurance.