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Medical Malpractice Analysis in Radiation Oncology: A Decade of Results From a National Comparative Benchmarking System

  • March 15, 2019

Researchers used the CRICO Strategies’ national database of medical liability claims, Comparative Benchmarking System, to analyze the issue of medical errors in radiation oncology (RO). The closed RO cases reviewed ranged from years 2005 to 2014.


The researchers found that although closed malpractice cases involving RO are rare events, certain populations may be overrepresented in closed claims. These data can help inform providers and systems with the goal of ultimately improving patient safety.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Royce TJ, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe CW, DeRoo C, Jacobson JO, Tishler RB. Medical malpractice analysis in radiation oncology: A decade of results from a national comparative benchmarking systemInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. March 15, 2019; 103(4):801-808.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.11.009. [Epub ahead of print date was November 12, 2018]