medical malpractice http://ripr.org en Reducing Overtreatment, Overtesting, And Overdiagnosis http://ripr.org/post/reducing-overtreatment-overtesting-and-overdiagnosis <p>I had a chance to speak to Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine this morning as he traveled to a conference in Boston. The gathering, put on by the Lown Institute, is "<a href="http://lowninstitute.org/event/lown-conference-2013-from-avoidable-care-to-right-care/">From Avoidable Care to Right Care</a>," convenes "...clinicians, patient advocates, and civic leaders to deepen our mutual understanding of the cultural, scientific, and ethical issues surrounding the overuse of medical services." (Dr. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:47:46 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25703 at http://ripr.org Reducing Overtreatment, Overtesting, And Overdiagnosis Another try for the "I'm sorry" bill for doctors http://ripr.org/post/another-try-im-sorry-bill-doctors <p>A bill that would protect doctors from legal action if they tell their patients they’re sorry has been filed once again in the General Assembly. The bill faces an uphill battle.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:42:20 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10531 at http://ripr.org