Massachusetts Medical Society: Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of the Common Ones

Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of the Common Ones

Medical Mistakes: Learning to Steer Clear of the Common Ones

Medical errors in the ambulatory environment can be complex with multiple breakdowns in the system, particularly diagnostic errors.  As patient caseloads continue to increase along with many regulatory demands on practicing physicians, it can be challenging to identify risk areas for potential medical errors. This CME activity raises awareness for the most common errors, many of which are system and process-based, and outlines potential strategies a physician can implement to minimize risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Cite the eight most common medical mistakes that may lead to litigation
  • Describe strategies that may prevent the most prevalent medical mistakes
  • Explore best practices for office policies and medical record documentation to help mitigate risk.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member Physician: $10.00  
MMS Resident/Student Member: $0.00
Non-Member Physician: $22.50
Non-Member Resident/Student: $5.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $8.00

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CME Credit:
 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Released Date: August 28, 2011
Review Date: February 28, 2013, August 28, 2014, February 28, 2016, August 28, 2017, August 31, 2018  
Termination Date: October 23, 2021

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+
iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

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