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  •  That's very well put... (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave925

    I hadn't thought of it that way:

    the proponents don't believe that real malpractice exists

    •  What is needed (1+ / 0-)
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      Anthony Segredo

      For good medical care, we need good idea of CAMP, checklists + apologies

      CAMP: Commonly accepted medical practice (I just made that up).  That is, given the diagnosis of sepsis, what should be done, and did you do it?

      Checklists: Implementing CAMP to ensure that they are done.  A recent study showed that checklists are helpful (I haven't read it yet).

      Apologies: When a bad thing happens, you can pull a Toyota, or you can apologize.  If you apologize and make it right, often people are satisfied.  If you don't, you get sued.

      As a physician, you know that you, the physician, have limited abilities to fix things.  Some diseases are not curable.  Some babies are horribly damaged because they had bad genes or because the mom did dumb stuff.  Physicians, like teachers, have only part of the puzzle.

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