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This text serves as a primer for risk management professionals. It covers basic concepts of risk management, employment practices, and general risk management strategies. It also goes over specific risk areas including medical malpractice, strategies to reduce liability, managing positions and litigation alternatives. It includes an emphasis on outpatient medicine and the risks associated with electronic medical records.This new edition covers academic medical settings and the impact on healthcare delivery, ambulatory and outpatient surgery, and office based surgery (OBS). Each chapter will be updated and more emphasis will be placed on electronic medical records including security and encryption issues.