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Primary Care Closed Claims Experience of Massachusetts Malpractice Insurers

  • September 30, 2013

In Research and Publication
A retrospective review of pooled closed claims data of two malpractice carriers (CRICO and Coverys) covering most Massachusetts physicians during a 5-year period (January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2009).


Researchers in this original investigation conclude that, “In Massachusetts, most primary care claims filed are related to alleged misdiagnosis. Compared with malpractice allegations in other settings, primary care ambulatory claims appear to be more difficult to defend, with more cases settled or resulting in a verdict for the plaintiff. The spotlight for improving patient safety and malpractice risk is increasingly focusing on outpatient care.” 

Read the full-text article:

Schiff GD, Puopolo A, Huben-Kearney A, et al. Primary Care Closed Claims Experience of Massachusetts Malpractice Insurers. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():-. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11070.