CRICO Insights: February 2017

Top 5 Responsible Services Cited in Malpractice Cases


Surgery (includes General Surgery and Surgery Subspecialties)


Medicine (includes General Medicine and Medicine Subspecialties)






Emergency Medicine

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N=27,916 cases asserted 2011–2016. Source: Comparative Benchmarking System

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