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Study: Which Endoscopy Malpractice Claims End in Payment?

  • May 8, 2018

In a study of medical malpractice cases involving gastrointestinal endoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was the procedure that most often resulted in payouts to plaintiffs.


In an analysis of the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) of claims with anesthesia as the responsible service, researchers found that the most common contributing factors to the alleged adverse events were lack of technical skill, clinical judgment errors, communication mishaps, and documentation problems.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Gallegos A. Study: Which endoscopy malpractice claims end in payment? Internal Medicine News. May 8, 2018.

 

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