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Preventing Litigation With Assessment Procedures

By: Trish Henrie, PhD
Posted: May 3, 2010, from the May 2010 issue of
Physician speaking with a patient

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Navigating patient relationships can be a rewarding part of your practice. As problems emerge, the physician who takes the time to build rapport and preempt problems will be more likely to avert legal and personal safety issues. A formal assessment tool administered before the intake interview can be an integral part of this important process.


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