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Two Minutes: What's the Risk? Physicians Under Pressure: Non-Compliant Patients

Dr. Stephen Dallas Two Minutes What's the Risk Non-Compliant Patients

Non-compliant patients present a variety of risks, causing grave concerns for physicians. If a medical issue arises due to a patient’s non-compliance, who is responsible—particularly when a patient received medical advice from another source?

In “Physicians Under Pressure: Non-Compliant Patients" the latest short video (2 minutes, 37 seconds) on our Risk Resource Department’s YouTube channel , Stephen Dallas, MD, MA describes some of these scenarios with alternatives which may satisfactorily resolve them. If the physician and patient cannot come to an agreement, it may be necessary to terminate the relationship.