AAOS Now, September 2018
A Record Payout from a Broken Malpractice System
This article is the first part of a two-part series. The second part will be featured in the November issue of AAOS Now and will focus on how healthcare reform and burnout can impact malpractice. In early July, we learned of the largest single payout to a patient for medical malpractice. The case involved spine surgery, so my friends—both those in health care and not—asked me to comment.
AAOS Communications Cabinet Balances Focus on ‘External’ and ‘Internal’ Audiences
In March, I started my term as chair of the AAOS Communications Cabinet. Since then, I have given a tremendous amount of thought to the state of the cabinet in 2018. I have served on the Communications Cabinet twice before and began my service as a member of the Leadership Fellows Program in 2010. I then transitioned into the member-at-large role.