On-Call Solutions Need to Balance Patient, Physician Needs

Improvements in ED coverage could ease liability issues

Terry Stanton

Many orthopaedic surgeons have misgivings or trepidation about taking call because of concerns about liability. Although tort reform might address a number of these concerns, another important step would be to improve the call system by removing barriers to good care, according to James F. Kellam, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.

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