Perspectives

Law & Medicine

Legal duty to nonpatients: Communicable diseases

A health care provider can sometimes be found liable to one other than his or her immediate patient, notwithstanding the absence of a provider-...

Managing Your Practice

Handling defamatory online reviews

The first thing to do before taking any action is determine whether that defamatory review is, in fact, defamatory.

Hitting a Nerve

Poster ads don’t belong in the clinic

“Patients are bombarded with direct-to-consumer advertising for many drugs in every media outlet. The doctor’s discussion room shouldn’t be one of...

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