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Multisource Evaluation of Surgeon Behavior is Associated with Malpractice Claims

  • March 23, 2018

Although the nature of malpractice claims is complex and multifactorial, the identification and modification of negative physician behaviors may mitigate malpractice risk and ultimately result in the improved quality of patient care.


Data and convening from the Risk management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions led to a study on 360 degree reviews. They concluded that "though malpractice is a complex issue, our study adds to the growing literature that problematic surgeon behavior is associated with many negative consequences including malpractice claims. Thus, in the future, targeted promotion of positive surgeon behaviors and modification of negative ones could potentially aid in the mitigation of malpractice risk and ultimately in the improvement of the quality of patient care."

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29578910

 

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