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Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

  • November 9, 2017

Hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging.


Adam_Schaffer_WEBAdam Schaffer, MD of CRICO and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allen Kachalia, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed medical malpractice data to understand the potential risk for hospitalists of facing a claim. The authors found that while, “hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging.” To understand the risks, the authors analyzed medical malpractice data from two sources: National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB) and CRICO Strategies National Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS).

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Schaffer AC, Kachalia A. Medical malpractice and the hospitalists: Reasons for optimism. The Hospitalists. 2017 Nov; 21(11):13.

 

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