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.
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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 system. International 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]