The researchers concluded: Claims involving PCC physicians were distinct from claims involving internal medicine physicians. Although only one-quarter of claims was paid, the indemnity per claim was high among specialties. Specialty-specific prevention strategies must be developed to mitigate both patient harm and provider malpractice risk.
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Myers LC, Skillings J, Heard L, Metlay JP, Mort E. Medical malpractice involving pulmonary/critical care physicians. Chest. 2019 November; 156(5):907-914. DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.04.102. Epub 2019 May 15.