Do PA Students get specific Training in Malpractice Prevention


That is a question I do not know the answer to.  I was reading this article from the Wall Street Journal entitled : “What the Doctor Missed”

by Laura Landro.  Analysists are trying to look at how mistakes happen – like both a specialist and primary care doctor getting the same abnormal result report and each thinking the other will follow up. I am trying to teach my patients to sign up for a free service that allows me to send them lab results with a message in a HIPPA compliant way. What is routine in your center? How do you learn to follow up with patients?

I have been around long enough to remember when no PA’s had ever been sued for malpractice. Those days are long gone.

So I am asking you students and recent graduates, what do you learn about this?  If any experienced graduate PA’s out there are reading this, please weigh in with your opinoins!

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