MEDICOLEGAL PITFALLS

Sep
2005
Vol. 24. No. 3

Introduction

This issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery will, instead, focus on the many other aspects of the legal field that interact with our everyday practice of dermatology.

Medicolegal Pitfalls, Introduction

David J Goldberg, MD, JD

In the recent past, dermatology was jokingly referred to as that field of medicine in which “if it is wet, dry it and if it is
dry, wet it.” The dermatology of today is radically different.

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Office Accreditation in Dermatology

J Barton Sterling, MD

Accreditation helps in the development of risk-management programs, motivates staff by instilling pride and loyalty, helps in the recruitment of staff, and strengthens marketing efforts. In addition, some insurance companies will pay a facility fee for certain procedures performed in accredited offices.

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