Tafari Mbadiwe

MD, JD

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A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

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Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

The Pilot, the Physician, and the Whistleblower: When Is it Okay to Sound the Alarm?

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Airplane cockpits have a lot in common with operating rooms: both host a small team that's trusted to perform an extraordinarily complex task with the clear understanding that any misstep could spell doom.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

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The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

Surgical Outcomes and Social Media Reviews: When a 5-Star Rating Isn't All It Seems

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Customer service is a critical part of every physician's job, but there's a big difference between a Yelp review and a risk-adjusted mortality rate in determining

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

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Many studies attempt to quantify the effect of the various malpractice claim regulations on physician practice by linking it to the prevalence of defensive medicine, which is when a physician alters his or her clinical approach for the purpose of reducing malpractice exposure.

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