Malpractice

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

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Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

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Results showed that the average post-SI incidence rate of harmful events at JMH was 13% lower compared to the 2 pre-SI years on record.

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

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Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

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A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Hospital Responses to Medical Injuries Should Be More Patient-Centered

Hospital Responses to Medical Injuries Should Be More Patient-Centered

Patients who experience inpatient medical injuries express a desire to understand what the hospital did to prevent injury recurrences.

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

Proactive Compensation Resolution Programs Do Not Increase Hospital Liability Costs

A communication-and-resolution program, in which hospitals and liability insurers communication with patients when adverse events occur, does not lead to higher liability costs.

Surgical Residents May Be at Risk for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Surgical Residents May Be at Risk for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Surgical practice carries a high risk of malpractice lawsuits, but it is often assumed that residents are exempt from such suits.

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

Q&A: Health Law Expert Discuss Today's Medical Malpractice

An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

Paid Malpractice Claims Reduced by Half From 1992 to 2014

There was an increase in mean compensation amounts and percentage of paid claims exceeding $1 million.

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

Strategies for Reducing Risk of Medical Lawsuits

These strategies include documenting everything, being transparent with patients and showing empathy.

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