Curbside Consultation Strategies for Risk Reduction
Using NORCAL Group closed claims, a recent appellate court opinion, and risk management department inquiries from policyholders, this publication defines curbside consultation and describes the inherent risks associated with the practice. Practical strategies are provided for recognizing when a curbside consultation establishes a physician-patient relationship and for pursuing formal consultations when warranted.
CASE ONE Patient Safety Risks Associated with Curbside Consultations
CASE TWO Starting in a Curbside Consultation, Ending in a Physician-Patient Relationship
CASE THREE Electronic and Telephone “Curbside” Consultation Agreements
CASE FOUR The Virtual “Curbside”
SPECIAL FEATURE Radiology Curbside Consultations
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