Medical chart documentation critical to avert melanoma malpractice litigation

Mar 01, 2004, 5:00am

La Jolla, Calif-Dermatologists must increasingly contend with malpractice cases; higher malpractice insurance premiums; and the withdrawal of coverage in some markets. That reality underscores the need for thorough case documentation, stressed a presenter at the Melanoma 2004: 14th Annual Cutaneous Malignancy Update, sponsored by Scripps Clinic.