Do Physicians With More Complaints Get More Lawsuits? Malpractice Expert, Dr. Gerald Hickson.

Gerald Hickson

Image Courtesy of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Name: Gerald Hickson, MD

Specialty: Professor of Pediatrics and one of the world’s leading experts on medical malpractice risk and patient safety.

Location: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Nashville, TN.

Welcome back. Today we’re going to explore a topic that (while not always fun to discuss) is critically important to you and your patients. To help us out, we’re joined by Dr. Gerald Hickson. Dr. Hickson is one of the world’s leading experts on medical malpractice risk and patient safety. In over 150 peer reviewed articles and chapters, Dr. Hickson has explored questions such as:

Why do patients and families choose to file suit?

Why do most malpractice claims originate from a very small number of physicians?

What can you do to reduce medical malpractice claims risk?

Is there a link between physician behavior and patient outcomes?

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