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Feld K.A.,Gastroenterology Group Health Cooperative | Feld K.A.,University of Washington | Feld A.D.,Gastroenterology Group Health Cooperative | Feld A.D.,University of Washington
American Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2016

Proper management of complications is critical to ensure the best outcome for both the patient and the physician. The physician's response to the error or complication, promptly informing the patient and the family, and expressing empathy at the situation, ensuring transparency and excellent post-complication care, is a critical determinant of the patient's understanding of the complication, perception of the physician, and, often, the decision to sue. Articles outlining best practice approach to various legal and risk management issues may aid physicians to acquire useful skills to help their patients. © 2016 by the American College of Gastroenterology.

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