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Prevent, Communicate, Document: Medical Malpractice Data Helps Us Manage Risk

  • September 1, 2021

Michigan State Medical Center published an article authored by David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer of The Doctors Company, a Candello partner, featuring insight from Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Director of Patient Safety Services for Candello, solutions by CRICO. The article explains how medical malpractice data can be used to manage risk through a three-point model.

Dr. Feldman writes how incorporating malpractice claims data into model of the three P's: Prevent adverse events, Preclude lawsuits from being brought if an adverse event occurs, and Prevail in lawsuits that cannot be precluded, can help to reduce risk for clinicians. Data can be used to reveal trends among claims to educate clinicians in order to prevent adverse events, find the gaps in communication prevalent in claims in order to preclude lawsuits when an event occurs, and find common errors in documentation to help defend clinicians during a lawsuit. By following these steps with malpractice data, says Dr. Feldman, it is possible to learn how to better prevent the next claim from occurring.


Citation for the Full-text Article

Feldman DL. Prevent, communicate, document: Medical malpractice data helps us manage risk. Michigan State Medical Society. September 1, 2021.