Standard Of Care: Family practice expert witness competency to address standard of care for a cardiologist questioned.
A family practice doctor might have had some degree of familiarity with the standard of care for a cardiologist, but still be unable to testify to a reasonable degree of medical certainly as to how a cardiologist would have effectively treated the patient.
4 Situations That May Call for External Peer Review
Ambiguity and litigation are among the reasons an organization may look elsewhere for experts to evaluate a physician’s competence.
This article was originally published on the Credentialing Resource Center, July 6, 2017.
Although external peer review of a physician’s competence is seldom required in most organizations,
Court ruling imperils immunity for physicians in public service
Tanya Albert Henry, via AMA Wire
Darshan R. Phatak, MD, a Texas medical examiner, followed the standard of care in compiling an autopsy report for a woman who had died from a gunshot wound. He reviewed investigator reports, photos of the scene and toxicology reports.
UCLA study’s findings indicate need to improve detection and treatment of opioid addiction in primary health settings
Source Newsroom: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
By Sarah C.P. Williams
Newswise — People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems,
This study again demonstrates the economic benefits to society of appropriate joint replacement surgery. Let’s hope that CMS recognizes this value and puts policies in place to fairly compensate orthopedic surgeons for this complex and labor intensive surgery. If not, the supply of qualified surgeons will diminish making this procedure less available to those who need it.