Category: Podcast

Physician Noncompetes Violate Federal Law

Dr. Cotton discusses why noncompete clauses in physician employment contracts are a violation of federal law.

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Why Is Malpractice Risk Geographic?

Dr. Cotton uses the geographic nature of malpractice risk to demonstrate that our understanding of lawsuits is badly flawed.

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The One Study That Disproves Everything You’ve Been Told About Malpractice

Dr. Cotton discusses the Harvard Medical Practice Study and compares its findings to the principles of modern risk management

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Malpractice Immunity for COVID

Dr. Cotton discusses the incredible malpractice protection that clinicians have during the COVID pandemic.

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The Utter Failure of Medical-legal Education

Dr. Cotton shares data showing that medical-legal education has conveyed more misinformation than it has information.

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Paying Female Physicians Less: An Immediate Fix to the Problem.

Dr. Cotton discusses gender-based pay disparity in the medical profession and offers several options that would quickly fix the problem.

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If We Can Just Eliminate Big Ego Doctors

Dr. Cotton discusses the misguided risk management strategy of eliminating big ego physicians.

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Why We’re Losing Tort Reform

Dr. Cotton discusses the loss of tort reform that’s occurring around the country.

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The Worst Risk Management Idea in All of Medicine

Dr. Cotton discusses the disastrous risk management strategy of tracking patients and reminding them to keep their appointments.

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Mistreating Older Physicians In The Name Of Patient Safety

Mandatory cognitive testing of older physicians is now part of hospital credentialing at many institutions. Although this practice is advanced in the name of patient safety, Dr. Cotton discusses how it illegally discriminates against older physicians and opens the door for other types of even worse discrimination.

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