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PPM Vice President-Risk Management co-authors article in APSF Newsletter

February 10, 2021

Brian J. Thomas, JD co-authors article on enhancing a culture of patient safety.

Overland Park, Kansas – February 10, 2021 – Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry-leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced today that Brian Thomas, Vice President-Risk Management for PPM has co-authored an article that was published in the February 2021 APSF Newsletter.

The article, “Enhancing a Culture of Safety Through Disclosure of Adverse Events,” addresses the key role anesthesia professionals play in creating and enhancing a patient safety culture through patient-centered disclosure of adverse events and a commitment to process improvement.

Read the article now at: https://www.apsf.org/article/enhancing-a-culture-of-safety-through-disclosure-of-adverse-events/

News Archive

2/10/2021 PPM Vice President-Risk Management co-authors article in APSF Newsletter

Brian J. Thomas, JD co-authors article on enhancing a culture of patient safety.

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