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An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees

  • December 10, 2019

The purpose of this CRICO-supported study was to “identify patient-, provider- and claim-related factors of medical malpractice claims in which physician trainees were directly involved in the harm events.”


Using claims data from CRICO’s national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database, the researchers concluded: “Among claims involving physician trainees, procedures were common and often associated with inadequate supervision. Training directors of procedural specialties can use this information to improve resident supervision policies. The goal is to reduce the likelihood of future events.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Myers LC, Gartland RM, Skillings J, Heard L, Bittner EA, Einbinder J, Metlay JP, Mort E. An examination of medical malpractice claims involving physician trainees [epub ahead of print Dec 10, 2019]. Academic Medicine. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003117.