LISTEN: DECEMBER 2011 - MALPRACTICE: INTERSECTIONS WITH QUALITY AND SAFETY
with Allen Kachalia MD JD of Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health
Are malpractice caps enough? Do medical courts work? Is it better to disclose or not to disclose medical errors? How does defensive medicine affect quality and safety of care?
Allen Kachalia is faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, he is clinically active as an academic hospitalist, regularly teaching and attending on the hospital wards with medical students and residents. He is also the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Brigham & Women’s Hospital, with his administrative activities focusing on the quality and safety of patient care in the hospital and outpatient settings.