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A Medicolegal Analysis of Malpractice Claims Involving Anesthesiologists in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Suite

  • May 1, 2018

In an analysis of gastrointestinal endoscopy-related claims, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) claims were more likely to result in malpractice payments compared to other procedures.


Gastrointestinal endoscopy cases make up the largest portion of out of operating room malpractice claims involving anesthesiologists. A new study identifies associated case characteristics and contributing factors by analyzing closed medical malpractice claims in the CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) that resulted from the gastrointestinal endoscopy suite.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Stone AB, Brovman EY, Greenberg P, Urman RD. A medicolegal analysis of malpractice claims involving anesthesiologists in the gastrointestinal endoscopy suite (2007–2016). Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2018;48:15-20. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2018.04.007. (Subscription may be required.)

 

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