The risk of malpractice litigation is substantial for congenital cardiac surgeons. It is important for providers to be equipped with strategies to minimize this risk without compromising patient care. Below, we provide a commentary on a recent article from the Journal of Cardiac Surgery discussing litigation risk in this field. To minimize liability and provide optimal care, it is critical that congenital cardiac surgeons focus on both tangible objectives, such as decreasing procedural errors, and less tangible objectives, such as improving surgeon empathy and emotional intelligence.
- congenital heart disease
- medical malpractice
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine