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The Impact of Incident Disclosure Behaviors on Medical Malpractice Claims

  • June 30, 2017

To provide preliminary estimates of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims, a descriptive analysis of CRICO’s data on medical malpractice claims between 2012 and 2013 (n = 434) was performed.

Priscilia Giraldo, the study’s principal researcher from Spain, as part of her work, visited the United States and partnered on the study with CRICO’s Dr. Luke Sato, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sato contributed to the study’s design, coordination, and data analysis; as well as co-authored the published research.


Study Conclusion: The study found a small number of medical errors resolved by claims that were disclosed and/or apologized for. Among these errors, disclosure and apology had no impact on medical malpractice litigation.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Giraldo P, Sato L, Castells X. The Impact of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims. Journal of Patient Safety. June 2017 [Published Ahead of Print].