One Quick Trick to Dramatically Reduce Your Telemedicine Malpractice Risk

The most common causes of malpractice actions against telemedicine clinicians involve medication reactions.

 

So don’t prescribe any medication unless it’s indicated, and document why you did so.

 

So many clinicians prescribe comfort meds via telemedicine—lidocaine lozenges, benzonatate and the like.

 

Bad reactions are rare, but they happen. I’ve reviewed the cases.

 

Better to recommend OTC meds to be used as directed or naturopathic remedies like honey.

 

Telemedicine clinicians already practice at higher risk for malpractice claims compared to their office practicing counterparts.

 

Limiting the number and type of meds you can prescribe can help equalize that risk.