With patient “no-show” rates estimated to be between 5 and 55 percent, doctors are struggling to provide adequate patient follow-up care. Physicians have asked questions like, “What’s my liability when patients miss scheduled appointments and / or do not comply with their plan of care?”
The answer is: absolutely do none of the above.
Topics: Risk Management
Chaperones and their use in the healthcare environment is a delicate issue. Many patients may feel more comfortable during a physical examination if there is a chaperone present. Physicians must balance the patients’ need for privacy with their requirement to maintain professional boundaries in their interactions with patients.