Posts Tagged ‘Medical ethics’

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February 27th, 2020

Podcast 254: Old malpractice liability strategies need rethinking

JAMA recently published a review of some 40 papers examining the relation between malpractice liability strategies — tort reform, increased insurance premiums, etc. — and the quality of care. Apparently the efforts had no discernible effect on mortality rates, length of hospital stays, and the like. An editorial accompanying the paper sketches out a vision of […]


January 6th, 2012

Podcast 140: A new edition of the ACP’s manual on ethics for clinicians is available online

The new edition of the American College of Physicians Ethics Manual has just been released, and at 30 pages, it’s well worth the reading time. It’s available free online as a supplement to the Annals of Internal Medicine. New or updated topics include social media and online professionalism, interrogation of prisoners, and allocation of medical resources. In […]


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