Summary: Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Articles from Journal RESEARCH
Articles from Journal RESEARCH1
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- Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: a study of closed malpractice claimsTejal K Gandhi
Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Ann Intern Med 145:488-96. 2006..Although missed and delayed diagnoses have become an important patient safety concern, they remain largely unstudied, especially in the outpatient setting...
- Prevention of surgical malpractice claims by use of a surgical safety checklistEefje N de Vries
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ann Surg 253:624-8. 2011To assess what proportion of surgical malpractice claims might be prevented by the use of a surgical safety checklist.
- Malpractice risk according to physician specialtyAnupam B Jena
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 365:629-36. 2011Data are lacking on the proportion of physicians who face malpractice claims in a year, the size of those claims, and the cumulative career malpractice risk according to specialty.
- An introduction to medical malpractice in the United StatesB Sonny Bal
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri Columbia, MC213, DC053 00, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO, 65212, USA
Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:339-47. 2009Medical malpractice law in the United States is derived from English common law, and was developed by rulings in various state courts. Medical malpractice lawsuits are a relatively common occurrence in the United States...
- A 12-year follow-up study of malpractice claims against radiologists in ItalyA Fileni
Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura dell Anziano INRCA, Sede di Roma, Via Cassia 1167, I 00189 Roma, Italy
Radiol Med 111:1009-22. 2006b>Malpractice claims filed against radiologists have become a relevant phenomenon in Italy and are a real risk in the radiologists' professional activity.
- Malpractice claims regarding calls to Swedish telephone advice nursing: what went wrong and why?Annica Ernesäter
Health Services Research, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Box 564, Uppsala University, 751 22 Uppsala, Sweden
J Telemed Telecare 18:379-83. 2012We analysed the characteristics of all malpractice claims arising out of telephone calls to Swedish Healthcare Direct (SHD) during 2003-2010 (n = 33)...
- Physician scores on a national clinical skills examination as predictors of complaints to medical regulatory authoritiesRobyn Tamblyn
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
JAMA 298:993-1001. 2007Poor patient-physician communication increases the risk of patient complaints and malpractice claims...
- Medical malpractice: the experience in ItalyFrancesco Traina
First Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, 40136, Bologna, Italy
Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:434-42. 2009..and 2000 orthopaedic surgery was the highest-ranked specialty for the number of complaints alleging medical malpractice. Today among European countries, Italy has the highest number of physicians subject to criminal proceedings ..
- An epidemiologic study of closed emergency department malpractice claims in a national database of physician malpractice insurersTerrence W Brown
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Acad Emerg Med 17:553-60. 2010The objective was to perform an epidemiologic study of emergency department (ED) medical malpractice claims using data maintained by the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), a trade association whose participating ..
- Medical errors involving trainees: a study of closed malpractice claims from 5 insurersHardeep Singh
Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Houston, Texas, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:2030-6. 2007..To describe the characteristics of and factors contributing to trainee errors, we analyzed malpractice claims in which trainees were judged to have played an important role in harmful errors.
- Accountability sought by patients following adverse events from medical care: the New Zealand experienceMarie Bismark
Health Law, Buddle Findlay, Wellington, NZ
CMAJ 175:889-94. 2006Unlike Canada's medical malpractice system, patients in New Zealand who are dissatisfied with the quality of their care may choose between 2 well-established medicolegal paths: one leads to monetary compensation and the other to ..
- Patient complaints and malpractice riskGerald B Hickson
Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
JAMA 287:2951-7. 2002A small number of physicians experience a disproportionate share of malpractice claims and expenses...
- Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability insurersSelwyn O Rogers
Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass Brigham and Women s Hospital and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
Surgery 140:25-33. 2006The relative importance of the different factors that cause surgical error is unknown. Malpractice claim file analysis may help to identify leading causes of surgical error and identify opportunities for prevention.
- Medical malpractice in Taiwan: injury types, compensation, and specialty riskKuan Yu Chen
School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Acad Emerg Med 19:598-600. 2012The authors analyzed all medical malpractice claims from 2000 to 2008 using cases from the national database of the judicial system of Taiwan...
- Radiologic malpractice litigation risk in Italy: an observational study over a 14-year periodAdriano Fileni
Department of Radiology, National Institute of Health Care for Older People, Health Care Institution with Scientific Finalities, Rome, Italy
AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1040-6. 2010The purpose of this study is to assess the risk of medical malpractice litigation for Italian radiologists, compared with the corresponding data in the literature.
- Analysis of malpractice claims with a focus on oxytocin use in labourMaria Jonsson
Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:315-9. 2007The objective of this study was to analyse the motives behind disciplinary action in obstetric malpractice cases concerning delivery, and to evaluate the frequency of inappropriate oxytocin use in these cases.
- What do pediatric residents know about malpractice?Amy Doolan Roy
Section of Emergency Medicine, The Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH 03103, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 27:586-90. 2011The objective was to assess pediatric residents' attitudes toward and knowledge about medical malpractice before and after an educational intervention.
- Putting the patient in patient safety: linking patient complaints and malpractice riskWilliam M Sage
JAMA 287:3003-5. 2002
- Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigationDavid M Studdert
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
N Engl J Med 354:2024-33. 2006In the current debate over tort reform, critics of the medical malpractice system charge that frivolous litigation--claims that lack evidence of injury, substandard care, or both--is common and costly.
- Which is feared more: harm to the ego or financial peril? A survey of anesthesiologists' attitudes about medical malpracticeChristopher M Burkle
Mayo Clinic, USA
Minn Med 95:46-50. 2012This article reports the results of a study of anesthesiologists to assess their concerns regarding medical malpractice liability risk...
- Malpractice claims involving pediatricians: epidemiology and etiologyAaron E Carroll
Children s Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pediatrics 120:10-7. 2007Our goals were to examine malpractice claims data that are specific to the specialty of pediatrics and to provide a better understanding of the effect that malpractice has on this specialty.
- American medical malpractice litigation in historical perspectiveJ C Mohr
Department of History, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 1288, USA
JAMA 283:1731-7. 2000Medical malpractice and the problems associated with it remain an important issue in the US medical community. Yet relatively little information regarding the long-term history of malpractice litigation can be found in the literature...
- The regulation of medical malpractice in JapanRobert B Leflar
University of Arkansas School of Law, 1045 W Maple Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:443-9. 2009..attorneys handling medical cases, low litigation rates, long delays, predictable damage awards, and low-cost malpractice insurance...
- Medical malpractice: the effect of doctor-patient relations on medical patient perceptions and malpractice intentionsP J Moore
Department of Psychology George Washington University School of Medicine 2125 G St NW Washington, DC 20052, USA
West J Med 173:244-50. 2000To examine the causal effects of doctor-patient relations and the severity of a medical outcome on medical patient perceptions and malpractice intentions in the event of an adverse medical outcome.
- Cancer of the oral cavity and medical malpracticeDaniel D Lydiatt
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Methodist Cancer Center, Omaha 68198 1225, USA
Laryngoscope 112:816-9. 2002To analyze malpractice litigation initiated by patients with cancer of the oral cavity as a result of allegations concerning their diagnosis and treatment.
- Epidemiology and etiology of malpractice lawsuits involving children in US emergency departments and urgent care centersSteven M Selbst
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, A I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE 19899, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 21:165-9. 2005..To obtain epidemiologic outcome information about pediatric lawsuits that originate in the emergency department and urgent care center...
- Surgical adverse events, risk management, and malpractice outcome: morbidity and mortality review is not enoughJohn A Morris
Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 243 Medical Center South, 2100 Pierce Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 3755, USA
Ann Surg 237:844-51; discussion 851-2. 2003..To review all admissions (age > 13) to three surgical patient care centers at a single academic medical center between January 1, 1995, and December 6, 1999, for significant surgical adverse events...
- Do women simply complain more? National patient injury claims data show gender and age differencesKarin Pukk
Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Qual Manag Health Care 12:225-31. 2003..We combined malpractice claims data (from PSR) with national hospital discharge registry data (National Board of Health and Welfare-..
- Negligent care and malpractice claiming behavior in Utah and ColoradoD M Studdert
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 38:250-60. 2000Previous studies relating the incidence of negligent medical care to malpractice lawsuits in the United States may not be generalizable...
- Juries and medical malpractice claims: empirical facts versus mythsNeil Vidmar
Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC 27708 0360, USA
Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:367-75. 2009Juries in medical malpractice trials are viewed as incompetent, antidoctor, irresponsible in awarding damages to patients, and casting a threatening shadow over the settlement process...
- Missed and delayed diagnoses in the emergency department: a study of closed malpractice claims from 4 liability insurersAllen Kachalia
Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Ann Emerg Med 49:196-205. 2007..Diagnostic errors in the emergency department (ED) are an important patient safety concern, but little is known about their cause. We identify types and causes of missed or delayed diagnoses in the ED...
- Medical practice guidelines as malpractice safe harbors: illusion or deceit?Maxwell J Mehlman
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, USA
J Law Med Ethics 40:286-300. 2012..from external interference, called a "safe harbors" approach, would enable physicians to avoid liability for malpractice if they adhered to medical practice guidelines...
- Primary care closed claims experience of Massachusetts malpractice insurersGordon D Schiff
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts2Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med 173:2063-8. 2013Despite prior focus on high-impact inpatient cases, there are increasing data and awareness that malpractice in the outpatient setting, particularly in primary care, is a leading contributor to malpractice risk and claims.
- Analysis of birth-related medical malpractice litigation cases in Japan: review and discussion towards implementation of a no-fault compensation systemNana Uesugi
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Molecular Reproductive Science, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Kanazawa Ku, Yokohama, Japan
J Obstet Gynaecol Res 36:717-25. 2010We examined birth-related malpractice civil litigation cases in Japan to clarify the actual status related to the implementation of an obstetrical no-fault compensation system in 2009.
- Medical diagnoses commonly associated with pediatric malpractice lawsuits in the United StatesGary N McAbee
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Children s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 309, Camden, NJ 08103, USA
Pediatrics 122:e1282-6. 2008..Where applicable, specific and general risk-management techniques are noted as a means of increasing patient safety and reducing the risk of medical malpractice exposure.
- Poor agreement among expert witnesses in bile duct injury malpractice litigation: an expert panel surveyPhilip R de Reuver
Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ann Surg 248:815-20. 2008To determine the inter-rater agreement of expert witness testimonies in bile duct injury malpractice litigation.
- Research malpractice and the issue of incidental findingsAlan C Milstein
Sherman Silverstein Kohl Rose and Podolsky, Pennsauken, NJ, USA
J Law Med Ethics 36:356-60, 214. 2008..In the event such findings are revealed, qualified physicians should explain to the subject the significance of the findings and the alternatives available...
- How risky is caring for emergency patients at risk of malpractice litigation: a population based epidemiological study of Taiwan's experiencesChe Ming Yang
Taipei Medical University School of Health Care Administration, Taiwan, Republic of China
BMC Health Serv Res 9:168. 2009..Emergency medicine has generally been considered a high risk specialty. The purpose of this study is to assess the risk of being sued in the district courts for caring emergency room (ER) patients from the perspective of epidemiology...
- Malpractice risk: trauma care versus other surgical and medical specialtiesGerald McGwin
Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
J Trauma 64:607-12; discussion 612-3. 2008Medical malpractice has been noted to play an important role in physicians' decisions to pursue or remain in certain presumed high-risk specialties such as trauma surgery, despite little evidence suggesting an elevated malpractice risk...
- Malpractice liability and defensive medicine: a national survey of neurosurgeonsBrian V Nahed
Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusets, United States of America
PLoS ONE 7:e39237. 2012..As medical liability and malpractice risk rise to crisis levels, the medical-legal environment has contributed to the practice of defensive medicine ..
- Malpractice liability, technology choice and negative defensive medicineEberhard Feess
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany
Eur J Health Econ 13:157-67. 2012We extend the theoretical literature on the impact of malpractice liability by allowing for two treatment technologies, a safe and a risky one...
- Preventable in-hospital medical injury under the "no fault" system in New ZealandP Davis
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Qual Saf Health Care 12:251-6. 2003..To describe the pattern of preventable in-hospital medical injury under the "no fault" system and to assess the level of serious preventable patient harm...
- Relationship between malpractice litigation pressure and rates of cesarean section and vaginal birth after cesarean sectionY Tony Yang
Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Med Care 47:234-42. 2009..Both trends are consistent with clinical behavior aimed at reducing obstetricians' exposure to malpractice litigation.
- Physicians' fears of malpractice lawsuits are not assuaged by tort reformsEmily R Carrier
Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1585-92. 2010Physicians contend that the threat of malpractice lawsuits forces them to practice defensive medicine, which in turn raises the cost of health care...
- Malpractice litigation after thyroid surgery: the role of recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries, 1989-2009Shabirhusain S Abadin
Department of Surgery, St Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
Surgery 148:718-22; discussion 722-3. 2010..We sought to explore malpractice litigation in thyroid surgery with respect to recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring...
- Medical malpractice in the People's Republic of China: the 2002 Regulation on the Handling of Medical AccidentsDean M Harris
Department of Health Policy andAdministration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
J Law Med Ethics 33:456-77. 2005
- Is there a medical malpractice crisis in the UK?Kay Wheat
Nottingham Trent University
J Law Med Ethics 33:444-55. 2005
- Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeonsCharles M Balch
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Am Coll Surg 213:657-67. 2011Our objective was to identify the prevalence of recent malpractice litigation against American surgeons and evaluate associations with personal well-being...
- Medical malpractice claims risk in urology: an empirical analysis of patient complaint dataC J Stimson
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Urol 183:1971-6. 2010Patient complaints are associated with physician risk management experience, including medical malpractice claims risk, and small proportions of physicians account for disproportionate shares of claims...
- Severe asphyxia due to delivery-related malpractice in Sweden 1990-2005S Berglund
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Sodersjukhuset, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
BJOG 115:316-23. 2008To describe possible causes of delivery-related severe asphyxia due to malpractice.
- Measuring physician attitudes toward cost, uncertainty, malpractice, and utilization reviewS D Goold
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
J Gen Intern Med 9:544-9. 1994..a-priori hypothesized domains and were interpreted as cost-consciousness, discomfort with uncertainty, fear of malpractice, and annoyance with utilization review...
- Changes in physician supply and scope of practice during a malpractice crisis: evidence from PennsylvaniaMichelle M Mello
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w425-35. 2007..physicians to restrict their scope of practice or cease practicing is controversial in policy debates over malpractice "crises...
- Evaluating the medical malpractice system and options for reformDaniel P Kessler
Stanford Law School, Graduate School of Business, and Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, California, and National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
J Econ Perspect 25:93-110. 2011The U.S. medical malpractice liability system has two principal objectives: to compensate patients who are injured through the negligence of healthcare providers and to deter providers from practicing negligently...
- The causes of medical malpractice suits against radiologists in the United StatesJeremy S Whang
Department of Radiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen St, RM C320, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
Radiology 266:548-54. 2013To determine the most frequent causes of malpractice suits as derived from credentialing data of 8401 radiologists.
- Radiologic errors and malpractice: a blurry distinctionLeonard Berlin
Department of Radiology, Rush North Shore Medical Center, 9600 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL 60076
AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:517-22. 2007
- Medicolegal issues in perioperative medicine: Lessons from real casesFranklin A Michota
Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, M8, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 76:S119-25. 2009Medical malpractice lawsuits are commonly brought against surgeons, anesthesiologists, and internists involved in perioperative care. They can be enormously expensive as well as damaging to a doctor's career...
- Medical malpractice predictors and risk factors for ophthalmologists performing LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy surgeryRichard L Abbott
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Ophthalmology 110:2137-46. 2003To identify physician predictors in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery that correlate with a higher risk for malpractice liability claims and lawsuits.
- The demography of medical malpractice suits against radiologistsStephen R Baker
Department of Radiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen St, RM C320, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
Radiology 266:539-47. 2013To delimit demographic characteristics of malpractice claims against radiologists in the United States by sex and location and to note the varying percentages of favorable outcomes and award amounts to plaintiffs by state.
- Legal issues in dermatology: informed consent, complications and medical malpracticeDavid J Goldberg
Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of NY NJ, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY 10022, USA
Semin Cutan Med Surg 26:2-5. 2007..Because it is the lack of informed consent that may form the basis of a medical malpractice claim, the issues of what constitutes a medical malpractice claim will be fully described.
- Predictors of radiologists' perceived risk of malpractice lawsuits in breast imagingJohn F Dick
Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:327-33. 2009The shortage of radiologists in breast imaging may be related to heightened malpractice lawsuit concerns...
- Impact of state tort reforms on physician malpractice paymentsTeresa M Waters
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:500-9. 2007State and federal initiatives to enact medical malpractice tort reforms lack an empirical basis for understanding how reforms might affect malpractice premiums and costs...
- Analysis of California's Medical Injury Compensation Review Act (MICRA)Michael B Evans
Sutter Health, 2200 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833, USA
J Med Pract Manage 19:329-30. 2004
- Medical malpractice in hip and knee arthroplastyAshish Upadhyay
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA
J Arthroplasty 22:2-7. 2007..Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons was performed to investigate the perceptions and experiences of medical malpractice litigation and related concerns among its active members...
- Malpractice stress syndrome in radiologists and radiotherapists: perceived causes and consequencesA Fileni
Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura dell Anziano INRCA, U O Radiologia, Roma, Italy
Radiol Med 112:1069-84. 2007..Regardless of the outcome of legal proceedings, physicians who are sued usually perceive the claim as an assault on their integrity and may suffer psychological or physical effects known as "malpractice stress syndrome".
- Patient complaints and malpractice risk in a regional healthcare centerGerald B Hickson
Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
South Med J 100:791-6. 2007..To study the association between physicians' complaint records and their risk management experiences in a regional healthcare center...
- Excusable neglect in malpractice suits against radiologists: a proposed jury instruction to recognize the human conditionCharles Caldwell
Byrd Regional Hospital, Leesville, LA, USA
Ann Health Law 16:43-77, table of contents. 2007..involved in Radiology, revealing unique elements of the specialty that warrant special consideration in medical malpractice cases...
- [Physician's errors--legal advise for physicians accused of malpractice]M Arndt
Rechtsanwaltssozietät Ehlers, Ehlers and Partner, Berlin
MMW Fortschr Med 146:25-6, 28-9. 2004..The essential basis for a defense against the charge of malpractice is proper patient documentation...
- Medical malpractice as reflected by the forensic evaluation of 4450 autopsiesBurkhard Madea
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn, Stiftsplatz 12, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Forensic Sci Int 190:58-66. 2009A multicentre retrospective analysis of 4450 autopsies carried out due to suspicion of medical malpractice in 17 German institutes of forensic medicine from 1990 to 2000 was performed for the German Federal Ministry of Health...
- The impact of medical errors on physician behavior: evidence from malpractice litigationIty Shurtz
Department of Economics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
J Health Econ 32:331-40. 2013..This paper studies the impact of obstetricians' medical errors that resulted in malpractice litigation on their subsequent choice of whether to perform a C-section, a common procedure that is thought to ..
- Complications and legal outcomes of tonsillectomy malpractice claimsAndrew N Stevenson
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio 43228, USA
Laryngoscope 122:71-4. 2012To review malpractice cases involving complications following tonsillectomy.
- Surgeons' tone of voice: a clue to malpractice historyNalini Ambady
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, Mass, USA
Surgery 132:5-9. 2002..as the communication behaviors of physicians, are often cited as central to patients' decisions to initiate malpractice litigation. Relatively little is known, however, about the impact of the communication behaviors of surgeons...
- Change in cesarean section rate as a reflection of the present malpractice crisisKristi Ryan
Department of Ob Gyn, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, USA
Conn Med 69:139-41. 2005To examine the potential effect of the malpractice crisis on the cesarean section rates of practicing obstetricians.
- How does routine disclosure of medical error affect patients' propensity to sue and their assessment of provider quality? Evidence from survey dataLorens A Helmchen
School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
Med Care 48:955-61. 2010..To date little is known how patients might respond to their providers' disclosure of a medical error even when paired with an offer of remediation...
- Medical malpractice in American urology: 22-year national review of the impact of caps and implications for contemporary practiceMichael H Hsieh
Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
J Urol 179:1944-9; discussion 1949. 2008Of the economic pressures on physicians practicing in the United States medical malpractice and associated costs are a major component...
- Do fears of malpractice litigation influence teaching behaviors?Darcy A Reed
Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
Teach Learn Med 20:205-11. 2008Medical malpractice is prominently positioned in the consciousness of American physicians, and the perceived threat of malpractice litigation may push physicians to practice defensively and alter their teaching behaviors.
- Clinical practice guidelines: the warped incentives in the U.S. healthcare systemRonen Avraham
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Am J Law Med 37:7-40. 2011..Lastly, this article proposes a private regulation regime that could be a solution which would align all of the players' incentives to society's interests...
- Epidemiology and aetiology of paediatric malpractice claims in FranceA Najaf-Zadeh
Univ Lille Nord de France, UDSL, Lille, France
Arch Dis Child 96:127-30. 2011To examine paediatric malpractice claims and identify common characteristics likely to result in malpractice in children in France.
- Do anesthesia information systems increase malpractice exposure? Results of a surveyJeffrey M Feldman
Department of Anesthesiology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Anesth Analg 99:840-3, table of contents. 2004..Because the anesthesia record is a primary piece of evidence used in court during a malpractice proceeding, the ability to create an anesthesia record has fostered considerable debate concerning the impact ..
- A survey of emergency physicians' fear of malpractice and its association with the decision to order computed tomography scans for children with minor head traumaAndrew C Wong
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0305, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 27:182-5. 2011The objective of the study was to determine whether fear of malpractice is associated with emergency physicians' decision to order head computed tomography (CT) in 3 age-specific scenarios of pediatric minor head trauma...
- Claiming behaviour in a no-fault system of medical injury: a descriptive analysis of claimants and non-claimantsMarie M Bismark
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Med J Aust 185:203-7. 2006....
- Endodontic malpractice claims in Denmark 1995-2004L Bjørndal
Department of Cariology and Endodontics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Int Endod J 41:1059-65. 2008To study the reasons for and outcome of malpractice claims handled by the regional and national Danish Dental Complaint Boards (DCB) from 1995 to 2004. Specific attention was paid to endodontic claims...
- The new medical malpractice crisisMichelle M Mello
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 348:2281-4. 2003
- Orthopaedic malpractice claims in the VA medical systemGary Rubin
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Section of Surgery, Nashville, TN, USA
J South Orthop Assoc 12:56-9. 2003This study was undertaken to delineate the outcome of orthopaedic malpractice claims in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) system compared with the private sector...
- Defenses to malpractice: what every emergency physician should knowMichael Jason Hudson
Emergency Department, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
J Emerg Med 41:598-606. 2011Emergency medicine is a high-risk specialty that carries a constant risk of malpractice litigation. Fear of malpractice litigation can lead to less-than-optimal patient care as well as impairments in physician quality of life...
- The role of clinical guidelines in medical negligence litigation: a shift from the Bolam standard?Ash Samanta
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Med Law Rev 14:321-66. 2006
- How does evidence based guidance influence determinations of medical negligence?Brian Hurwitz
School of Humanities, King s College, London WC2R 2LS
BMJ 329:1024-8. 2004
- Do malpractice concerns, payment mechanisms, and attitudes influence test-ordering decisions?G L Birbeck
Department of Neurology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Neurology 62:119-21. 2004..Greater test reliance, higher malpractice concerns, and receiving reimbursement for testing were all associated with a higher likelihood of test ordering...
- Malpractice litigation involving iatrogenic surgical vocal fold paralysis: a closed-claims review with recommendations for prevention and managementGary Y Shaw
Department of Surgery, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Science, USA
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 118:6-12. 2009We describe the nature of malpractice claims filed involving surgical iatrogenic vocal fold paralysis, review surgical literature for recommendations for prevention of this complication, and suggest management of this complication.
- Malpractice issues in neurological surgeryCharles A Fager
Department of Neurosurgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA 01801, USA
Surg Neurol 65:416-21. 2006b>Malpractice litigation continues to be a serious problem in neurosurgery despite many suggestions to contain liability, including proposed federal legislation.
- A better approach to medical malpractice claims? The University of Michigan experienceRichard C Boothman
University of Michigan Health System, USA
J Health Life Sci Law 2:125-59. 2009The root causes of medical malpractice claims are deeper and closer to home than most in the medical community care to admit...
- Adverse respiratory events infrequently leading to malpractice suits. A closed claims analysisF W Cheney
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Anesthesiology 75:932-9. 1991..abstract truncated at 250 words)..
- Reactions of potential jurors to a hypothetical malpractice suit: alleging failure to perform a prostate-specific antigen testMichael J Barry
General Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
J Law Med Ethics 36:396-402, 214. 2008We conducted focus groups with 47 potential jurors who were presented with different scenarios in a hypothetical malpractice case involving failure to order a PSA test...
- Data-driven practice improvement: the AANA Foundation closed malpractice claims studyL M Jordan
AANA Foundation, Park Ridge, Ill, USA
AANA J 69:301-11. 2001..For this reason, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation supported an examination of closed malpractice claim files from St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company that involved insured CRNAs...
- The legal and ethical aspects of telemedicine. 3: Telemedicine and malpracticeB Stanberry
Seafarers International Research Centre, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
J Telemed Telecare 4:72-9. 1998....
- Patterns of technical error among surgical malpractice claims: an analysis of strategies to prevent injury to surgical patientsScott E Regenbogen
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Ann Surg 246:705-11. 2007..To identify the most prevalent patterns of technical errors in surgery, and evaluate commonly recommended interventions in light of these patterns...
- Malpractice, defensive medicine, and obstetric behaviorA D Tussing
Department of Economics, Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY 13244, USA
Med Care 35:172-91. 1997..The authors examine 58,441 obstetric deliveries in New York State outside New York City to test for the existence of defensive medicine in obstetrics...
- Retinopathy of prematurity malpractice claims: the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company experienceShelley Day
Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0730, USA
Arch Ophthalmol 127:794-8. 2009To examine the causes of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) malpractice claims filed with the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company.
- Electronic health records and malpractice claims in office practiceAnunta Virapongse
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:2362-7. 2008Electronic health records (EHRs) may improve patient safety and health care quality, but the relationship between EHR adoption and settled malpractice claims is unknown.
- Analysis of 23 364 patient-generated, physician-reviewed malpractice claims from a non-tort, blame-free, national patient insurance system: lessons learned from SwedenK Pukk-Härenstam
Medical Management Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Postgrad Med J 85:69-73. 2009In Sweden, patient malpractice claims are handled administratively and compensated if an independent physician review confirms patient injury resulting from medical error...
- Liability in high-risk obstetricsJames M Shwayder
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 34:617-25, xiv. 2007This article outlines the major causes of malpractice suits, focusing on those in obstetrical practice and reviewing the prime areas in antepartum and intrapartum care...
- Litigation in nontraumatic aortic diseases--a tempest in the malpractice maelstromJohn A Elefteriades
Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06510, USA
Cardiology 109:263-72. 2008..Physicians are vulnerable to highly litigated thoracic aortic diseases. On the basis of a review of litigated cases, we aim to determine legally protective strategies for physicians and methods to improve treatment...
- Imaging Nonlinear Absorption of Biomarkers for Improved Detection of MelanomaWarren S Warren; Fiscal Year: 2010..treatment and increase mortality;in fact misdiagnosis of melanoma is the second most common reason for cancer malpractice claims in the United States (after breast cancer)...
- Impact of Obstetric Unit Closures on Pregnancy OutcomesScott A Lorch; Fiscal Year: 2013..There are many factors contributing to these closures including increasing malpractice premiums, financial losses and fear of litigation...
- Healing Without Harm: A Multi-site DemonstrationAnn Hendrich; Fiscal Year: 2010..Health has chosen obstetrics as the focus of our demonstration project in linking patient safety to medical malpractice reform...
- "Smart" Grounding Pad for safer use in the RFA of CancerTERENCE HENDRICKS; Fiscal Year: 2012..It is estimated that 10% of the patients that suffer from serious burns every year are contacted by medical malpractice attorneys and encouraged to begin the process of litigation...
- NOVEL MECHANISMS OF OXYTOCIN ACTIONSarah K England; Fiscal Year: 2013..to induce or augment labor in the majority of births in the United States, roughly half of all paid obstetric malpractice cases involve claims of its misuse, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices lists oxytocin as a High-..
- Removing Barriers to Disclosure-and-Offer ModelsKENNETH E F SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2010..access to timely medical injury compensation, reducing medical liability costs, and better linking the malpractice claims investigation and evaluation process to patient safety improvement...
- A Workshop to Transform MindsetsDavid B Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2010..allied health professions, government, law, insurance companies (both personal health insurers and medical malpractice insurance carriers), and patient advocates with faculty and students/trainees to discuss, explore, and develop ..
- Training Doctors to Disclose Unanticipated Outcomes to Patients: Randomized TrialTHOMAS HENRY GALLAGHER; Fiscal Year: 2011..Many have asserted that improving disclosure could increase patient satisfaction and reduce malpractice claims, but empirical evidence for these claims is lacking...
- Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety ProposalAlice Bonner; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Reducing medical malpractice in ambulatory care represents a priority area that has been relatively neglected in the face of more dramatic and costly inpatient errors...
- Joint Effect of Malpractice Risk and Financial Incentives on Cardiac TestingSteven A Farmer; Fiscal Year: 2013..Two potential reasons for overuse are test profitability to providers and their fear of medical malpractice liability...
- The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety-Medical Liability ChasmTIMOTHY BRIAN MCDONALD; Fiscal Year: 2010..g., number of claims, time to settlement agreement, malpractice premiums, proportion of settlement received by patient or family, etc.)...
- Developing A Plan to Address Maternal Mortality and Disparities in OhioCynthia S Shellhaas; Fiscal Year: 2010..According to a recent report by the Ohio Department of Insurance, in 2006 there were 4,004 total medical malpractice claims filed with twenty percent resulting in indemnity claims...
- Shared Decision-making in Surgery to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce LiabilityKAREN BARBARA DOMINO; Fiscal Year: 2010..occurs, the quality of patient-provider communication can be an important factor in determining whether a malpractice claim is filed, as well as the outcome of malpractice lawsuits...
- Transitional Care Medication Safety and Medical Liability: Closing the ChasmCINDY LOU CORBETT; Fiscal Year: 2010..event following hospital discharge (Greenwald, Denham, &Jack, 2007);subsequently, these errors trigger malpractice claims when patients are harmed (Rothschild et al., 2002)...
- Self Perceptions of Risk for Patients with Co-Occurring DisordersJennifer Lynne Skeem; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- Regional Ambulatory Near Miss Reporting and Tracking to Improve Patient Safety (HSteven D Crane; Fiscal Year: 2010..patient safety and address patient expectations about medical care risks, both factors associated with medical malpractice suits and awards...
- Regional Implementation of a Protocol to Disclose Unanticipated Events.Elisabeth Guenther; Fiscal Year: 2010..well as physician satisfaction, and it's effect on patient safety;3) To explore the relationship between malpractice claims filed ("actual" and "potential") with other variables including: patient/family satisfaction;disclosure ..
- Medical Liability and Patient Safety Guidelines ProjectLYNN MARIE CRIDER; Fiscal Year: 2010..evidence-based guidelines and will improve population health by reducing the incidence of medical errors and malpractice claims...
- New York State Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Demonstration ProjectJUDY KLUGER; Fiscal Year: 2010..steps to protect patients from injuries caused by providers'mistakes and reduce the cost of medical malpractice. It promotes the values of transparency and acceptance within hospital culture and mitigates the adversarial ..
- Effective Enterprise-wide Care Transitions at DischargeRichard O Davis; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Malpractice litigation related to suboptimal care transitions at discharge represents the most egregious and severe of transition mishaps...
- Communication to Prevent and Respond to Medical Injuries: WA State CollaborativeTHOMAS HENRY GALLAGHER; Fiscal Year: 2010..communication training statewide via interactive e-learning modules and assess its impact on patient safety and malpractice liability...
- Identification and Dissemination of Best Practices for Patient Centered CareHanan J Aboumatar; Fiscal Year: 2013..outcomes and satisfaction, reduce health care costs, improve safety and quality of care, and reduce medical malpractice. Making sure that hospital care is patient centered, however, can be challenging...
- Medical Malpractice, Health Care Costs, and Technology AdoptionDarius N Lakdawalla; Fiscal Year: 2012DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Members of the research and policy communities have pointed to rising malpractice costs as a key driver of medical cost growth over the last ten to fifteen years...
- Open Disclosure and Medical Claims StudyJohn Buckley; Fiscal Year: 2010..from adverse events and potentially adverse events, ultimately lowering institution's risk for medical malpractice claims...
- Malpractice: Ignored Specialties Study (MISS)Aaron Carroll; Fiscal Year: 2009..Many believe that our current medical liability system is broken, citing issues such as rising medical malpractice premiums, untimely and inequitable compensation for truly injured patients, and the questionable impact that ..
- Improving Management of Outpatient Actionable Test ResultsJEFFREY MARK ROTHSCHILD; Fiscal Year: 2011..important delays in diagnosis and treatment resulting in patient harm and are among the most common causes of malpractice claims...
- Clinical Study of RFID Tagged Surgical SpongesSharon Morris; Fiscal Year: 2004..address some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today: Medical Errors, Nursing Shortage, Skyrocketing Malpractice Premiums and the Efficient Delivery of High Quality Healthcare...
- A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices to Improve the Safety of Testing ProcessesMILTON EDER; Fiscal Year: 2010..Moreover, research shows that at least a quarter of malpractice claims in primary care are due to testing problems...
- Physician Determinants of Health Care Spending, Quality, and Patient OutcomesANUPAM BAPU JENA; Fiscal Year: 2013..beneficiaries;demographic and medical training information of the physicians caring for these patients;and malpractice claims of these physicians), the proposed research will comprehensively study the variation and determinants of ..
- Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Follow-up in Health IT SettingsHardeep Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013..test results is a significant safety concern in outpatient settings and often leads to patient harm and malpractice claims...
- Eliminating Preventable Perinatal Injuries and Reducing Malpractice Claims and CoStanley E Davis; Fiscal Year: 2010..objective of this study is to improve perinatal patient safety and demonstrate the relationship to decreased malpractice activity...
- TIPI SYSTEMS TO REDUCE ERRORS IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CAREHARRY SELKER; Fiscal Year: 2002..for these patients and contributes to the status of missed ACI in the ED as the largest cost category of adult malpractice claims in the US...
- Clinical Database to Support Comparative Effectiveness Studies of Complex PatientCaroline S Blaum; Fiscal Year: 2010..through this intervention can then be prospectively analyzed in the healthcare network and the medical malpractice insurers'databases for claims analysis for outpatient ambulatory practices...
- The Texas Disclosure and Compensation Study: Best Practices for Improving SafetyEric J Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2010..a 3-year study of disclosure and compensation in the University of Texas System with measures of disclosure, malpractice, and impact on safety at three points in time (baseline, after initial disclosure training/before ..
- ECONOMIC INFLUENCES (ESPECIALLY HMOS) ON CESAREANSA Tussing; Fiscal Year: 1990..S. cesarean rate is due in art to economic factors. Two economic influences stand out: the threat of a malpractice suit; and the self-interest of doctors and hospitals...
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EFFECTS ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF OBG'SCAROLE KEELS; Fiscal Year: 1990The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of malpractice on the productivity of obstetricians and gynecologists (OBG's)...
- DIAGNOSTIC/MONITORING OMISSIONS MALPRACTICE CLAIM DTABSERichard Kravitz; Fiscal Year: 1992..The research will focus on malpractice claims associated with omission of diagnostic tests and physiologic monitoring; such claims are conceptualized ..
- Improving Dispute Resolution in Health CareDavid Studdert; Fiscal Year: 2003..Research to date has focused on medical malpractice. More recently, however, my interests have gravitated toward legal issues in medical error and Disputes in ..
- SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS ON OROFACIAL PAIN AND TMDJames Fricton; Fiscal Year: 1993..care is often based on trial and error resulting in disastrous iatrogenic consequences of treatment, a rise in malpractice, confusion over a myriad of new untested devices and procedures, and proliferation of self-proclaimed ..
- Legal and Social Barriers to Alternative TherapiesMichael Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2004..team within an integrative health care setting; (2) develop appropriate policies and procedures to minimize malpractice liability risk in integrative health care practices; (3) develop guidelines regarding pharmacy and therapeutics ..
- EFFECT OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ON COSTS & TECH ADOPTIONDarius Lakdawalla; Fiscal Year: 2006unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many observers have argued that the growth of malpractice costs has unnecessarily inflated the cost of medical care, or stunted the adoption of new technology...
- SOUTHERN STATES MALPRACTICE REFORM DISSEMINATION CONFEREMICHELE GEHSHAN; Fiscal Year: 1991..Southern jurisdictions about the problem of limited access to obstetrical care caused by problems with medical malpractice insurance, and how they can help solve the problem...
- LIABILITY CONCERNS AND USE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINESSTEPHANIE SPERNAK; Fiscal Year: 1993..Whether physician concerns about malpractice liability affect their willingness to adopt medical practice guidelines is of primary research interest...
- THE IMPACT OF LITIGATION RISK ON CESAREAN SECTION RATESARTHUR LOCALIO; Fiscal Year: 1990The 1980's have witnessed a dramatic increase in cesarean section rates and medical malpractice premiums for obstetricians and family practitioners...
- Risk and Recovery in Complex Environments: L&D as a Mod*Marlene Goldman; Fiscal Year: 2003..The safety crisis is highlighted by medical malpractice judgments that have reached historic proportions when obstetrics is involved...
- Impact of Malpractice Claims on Outcomes, AccessGilbert Gimm; Fiscal Year: 2004The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of malpractice liability claims on the availability and quality of care over time. There are three primary research objectives...
- CONGENITAL MICROCEPHALYAlan Leviton; Fiscal Year: 1993..about the timing of brain damage in human newborns, and might also contribute to reducing the obstetric malpractice crisis...
- FETAL RESPONSIVITY DURING LABOR & BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMEEugene Emory; Fiscal Year: 1993..This research should also shed light on the vexing problems of obstetric malpractice litigation by addressing the role of benign vs ominous FHR as a precursor of non- optimal behavioral development...
- Conference--The Public's Health: A Matter of TrustDavid Shore; Fiscal Year: 2002..Increasing distrust raises administrative costs, increases malpractice litigation, decreases patient compliance, and generates unproductive conflict among health sector organizations...
- MALPRACtice Insurers' Medical Error Prevention StudyDavid Studdert; Fiscal Year: 2003Goals. The 5 study goals are: 1) to harness the potential of malpractice insurance programs to operate as a nationwide error reporting system; 2) to identify the most frequent factors contributing to errors found in a focused review of ..
- MALPRACTICE ARBITRATION: COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIESIRVING LADIMER; Fiscal Year: 1980..project has tracked and examined development and use of voluntary binding arbitration for resolution of medical malpractice claims...
- Model Acute Compartment Syndrome StudyJohn Lynch; Fiscal Year: 2009..syndrome to be one of the most common causes of litigation against doctors in North America, with the average malpractice award from a missed compartment syndrome case approximately $280,000 in 1993...
- IMPACT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ON LIABILITY CLAIMS EXPERIENCELaura Morlock; Fiscal Year: 1993Hospital risk management programs are regarded by many as one of the most promising responses to the medical malpractice problem...
- THE EFFECTS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE REFORMSMark McClellan; Fiscal Year: 1999This application proposes to study the effect of malpractice liability reforms on health care practices, costs and outcomes...
- BIRTH OUTCOMES SATISFACTION WITH CARE AND MALPRACTICEFrank Sloan; Fiscal Year: 1992..has indicated that, adjusting for specialty, a few physicians account for the major part of the medical malpractice losses and a previous record of high loss is predictive of high future loss...
- DETERMINANTS OF DENTAL MALPRACTICEPeter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 1993Little is known about the effects of malpractice claims in the practice of dentistry, a growing problem in all health professions...
- PATIENT NOTIFICATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF ABNORMAL MAMMOGRAMBruce McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 1992..may also result in increased health care costs from the treatment of more advanced cancers and to substantial malpractice liability...
- DOCTOR/PATIENT/SYS. RELATIONSHIP & PERCEPTION OF QUALITYROY PENCHANSKY; Fiscal Year: 1993..of an untoward event, that is, an undesirable outcome of medical care, that may affect the probability of malpractice claims...
- Noninvasive Diagnosis of Compartment SyndromeJohn Lynch; Fiscal Year: 2006..syndrome to be 1 of the most common causes of litigation against doctors in North America, with the average malpractice award from a missed compartment syndrome case approximately $280,000 in 1993...
- PRACTICE VARIATIONS IN PRENATAL AND INTRAPARTUM CAREROGER ROSENBLATT; Fiscal Year: 1991..and experience of physician or midwife attending the birth, the characteristics of the birth setting, the malpractice experience of the provider, and the characteristics of the patients...
- TREMOR QUANTIFICATION SYSTEMROBERT TRIPP; Fiscal Year: 2000..The device may be used wherever neuropsychiatric patients are placed on neuroleptics to provide objective long-term patient monitoring, without requiring highly trained personnel. ..
- COMMUNICATION AND MALPRACTICE CLAIMS--BREAST CANCERCANDACE BLADES; Fiscal Year: 1993The frequency and severity of medical malpractice claims, and the resultant cost to the health care system, has been increasing steadily since the l97Os...