Patient Dismissal: When and How to Do It

Watch our on-demand webinar on patient dismissal - when to do it and how to do it correctly.

Have a “problem patient” and not sure whether patient dismissal is appropriate? We’ve got you covered.

In this webinar, Physicians Practice Associate Editor Aubrey Westgate describes when it is appropriate to discharge a patient and how to do so in a way that will protect you from legal issues, such as malpractice claims. She also discusses how to instruct staff members to handle the situation, how to draft a patient dismissal letter, and how to deal with unexpected problems that can arise.


For a PDF file of Aubrey's slide presentation, click here.


For more information on patient dismissal, check out:

Patient Dismissal: The When, Why, and How
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Four Ways to Salvage the Physician-Patient Relationship
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Find more information in our Patient Dismissal topic resource center.