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The Medical Liability Environment: Is It Really Any Worse for Hospitalists?

  • July 1, 2021

This editorial piece covers research on the rate and characteristics of medical malpractice claims among hospitalists authored by members of CRICO’s Patient Safety Department's Analytics Team, Adam Schaffer, Jonathan Einbinder, Winnie Yu, and Astrid Babayan.


The editorial, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, highlights research conducted by CRICO authors using CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data on medical malpractice claims involving hospitalists. The authors of this editorial detail how CBS data fills in gaps often found in this particular field of patient safety research, as well as how the focus on hospitalists specifically brings to light how the liability field seems to be worsening for that particular group of clinicians.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Kachalia A, Mello M. The medical liability environment: Is it really any worse for hospitalists? Journal of Hospital Medicine . 2021 Jul;16(7):446. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3629.

 

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