Risks of treating employees

Original Article on TrendsMD.com, May 23rd, 2012

By Wendy Kaliszewski

Treating employees can seem like an added benefit for employees and physicians, but the risk may outweigh the benefits.

Barbara Worsley, vice president risk management at The SCPIE Companies states that, “Many physicians face the same dilemma: Should they personally provide medical care to their employees? Treating staff members and other nonpatients (defined as people treated outside the standard office relationship, usually without documentation) appears to be extremely widespread. Some studies have reported that nearly 100% of physicians engage in this practice.”

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