malpractice

Summary

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)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: a study of closed malpractice claims
    Tejal K Gandhi
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:488-96. 2006
  2. ncbi Prevention of surgical malpractice claims by use of a surgical safety checklist
    Eefje N de Vries
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Ann Surg 253:624-8. 2011
  3. pmc Malpractice risk according to physician specialty
    Anupam B Jena
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:629-36. 2011
  4. pmc An introduction to medical malpractice in the United States
    B 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. 2009
  5. ncbi A 12-year follow-up study of malpractice claims against radiologists in Italy
    A 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. 2006
  6. ncbi 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. 2012
  7. ncbi Physician scores on a national clinical skills examination as predictors of complaints to medical regulatory authorities
    Robyn Tamblyn
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    JAMA 298:993-1001. 2007
  8. pmc Medical malpractice: the experience in Italy
    Francesco 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
  9. ncbi An epidemiologic study of closed emergency department malpractice claims in a national database of physician malpractice insurers
    Terrence W Brown
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:553-60. 2010
  10. ncbi Medical errors involving trainees: a study of closed malpractice claims from 5 insurers
    Hardeep 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

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Publications357 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Missed and delayed diagnoses in the ambulatory setting: a study of closed malpractice claims
    Tejal 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...
  2. ncbi Prevention of surgical malpractice claims by use of a surgical safety checklist
    Eefje N de Vries
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Ann Surg 253:624-8. 2011
    To assess what proportion of surgical malpractice claims might be prevented by the use of a surgical safety checklist.
  3. pmc Malpractice risk according to physician specialty
    Anupam B Jena
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:629-36. 2011
    Data 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.
  4. pmc An introduction to medical malpractice in the United States
    B 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. 2009
    Medical 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...
  5. ncbi A 12-year follow-up study of malpractice claims against radiologists in Italy
    A 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. 2006
    b>Malpractice claims filed against radiologists have become a relevant phenomenon in Italy and are a real risk in the radiologists' professional activity.
  6. ncbi 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. 2012
    We analysed the characteristics of all malpractice claims arising out of telephone calls to Swedish Healthcare Direct (SHD) during 2003-2010 (n = 33)...
  7. ncbi Physician scores on a national clinical skills examination as predictors of complaints to medical regulatory authorities
    Robyn Tamblyn
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    JAMA 298:993-1001. 2007
    Poor patient-physician communication increases the risk of patient complaints and malpractice claims...
  8. pmc Medical malpractice: the experience in Italy
    Francesco 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 ..
  9. ncbi An epidemiologic study of closed emergency department malpractice claims in a national database of physician malpractice insurers
    Terrence W Brown
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:553-60. 2010
    The 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 ..
  10. ncbi Medical errors involving trainees: a study of closed malpractice claims from 5 insurers
    Hardeep 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.
  11. pmc Accountability sought by patients following adverse events from medical care: the New Zealand experience
    Marie Bismark
    Health Law, Buddle Findlay, Wellington, NZ
    CMAJ 175:889-94. 2006
    Unlike 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 ..
  12. ncbi Patient complaints and malpractice risk
    Gerald B Hickson
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    JAMA 287:2951-7. 2002
    A small number of physicians experience a disproportionate share of malpractice claims and expenses...
  13. ncbi Analysis of surgical errors in closed malpractice claims at 4 liability insurers
    Selwyn 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. 2006
    The 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.
  14. ncbi Medical malpractice in Taiwan: injury types, compensation, and specialty risk
    Kuan Yu Chen
    School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Acad Emerg Med 19:598-600. 2012
    The authors analyzed all medical malpractice claims from 2000 to 2008 using cases from the national database of the judicial system of Taiwan...
  15. ncbi Radiologic malpractice litigation risk in Italy: an observational study over a 14-year period
    Adriano 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. 2010
    The purpose of this study is to assess the risk of medical malpractice litigation for Italian radiologists, compared with the corresponding data in the literature.
  16. ncbi Analysis of malpractice claims with a focus on oxytocin use in labour
    Maria Jonsson
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:315-9. 2007
    The 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.
  17. ncbi 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. 2011
    The objective was to assess pediatric residents' attitudes toward and knowledge about medical malpractice before and after an educational intervention.
  18. ncbi Putting the patient in patient safety: linking patient complaints and malpractice risk
    William M Sage
    JAMA 287:3003-5. 2002
  19. ncbi Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:2024-33. 2006
    In 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.
  20. ncbi Which is feared more: harm to the ego or financial peril? A survey of anesthesiologists' attitudes about medical malpractice
    Christopher M Burkle
    Mayo Clinic, USA
    Minn Med 95:46-50. 2012
    This article reports the results of a study of anesthesiologists to assess their concerns regarding medical malpractice liability risk...
  21. ncbi Malpractice claims involving pediatricians: epidemiology and etiology
    Aaron E Carroll
    Children s Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Pediatrics 120:10-7. 2007
    Our 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.
  22. ncbi American medical malpractice litigation in historical perspective
    J C Mohr
    Department of History, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 1288, USA
    JAMA 283:1731-7. 2000
    Medical 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...
  23. pmc The regulation of medical malpractice in Japan
    Robert 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...
  24. pmc Medical malpractice: the effect of doctor-patient relations on medical patient perceptions and malpractice intentions
    P 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. 2000
    To 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.
  25. ncbi Cancer of the oral cavity and medical malpractice
    Daniel D Lydiatt
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Methodist Cancer Center, Omaha 68198 1225, USA
    Laryngoscope 112:816-9. 2002
    To analyze malpractice litigation initiated by patients with cancer of the oral cavity as a result of allegations concerning their diagnosis and treatment.
  26. ncbi Epidemiology and etiology of malpractice lawsuits involving children in US emergency departments and urgent care centers
    Steven 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...
  27. pmc Surgical adverse events, risk management, and malpractice outcome: morbidity and mortality review is not enough
    John 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...
  28. ncbi Do women simply complain more? National patient injury claims data show gender and age differences
    Karin 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-..
  29. ncbi Negligent care and malpractice claiming behavior in Utah and Colorado
    D 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. 2000
    Previous studies relating the incidence of negligent medical care to malpractice lawsuits in the United States may not be generalizable...
  30. pmc Juries and medical malpractice claims: empirical facts versus myths
    Neil Vidmar
    Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC 27708 0360, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:367-75. 2009
    Juries in medical malpractice trials are viewed as incompetent, antidoctor, irresponsible in awarding damages to patients, and casting a threatening shadow over the settlement process...
  31. ncbi Missed and delayed diagnoses in the emergency department: a study of closed malpractice claims from 4 liability insurers
    Allen 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...
  32. ncbi 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...
  33. ncbi Primary care closed claims experience of Massachusetts malpractice insurers
    Gordon 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. 2013
    Despite 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.
  34. ncbi Analysis of birth-related medical malpractice litigation cases in Japan: review and discussion towards implementation of a no-fault compensation system
    Nana 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. 2010
    We 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.
  35. ncbi Medical diagnoses commonly associated with pediatric malpractice lawsuits in the United States
    Gary 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.
  36. ncbi Poor agreement among expert witnesses in bile duct injury malpractice litigation: an expert panel survey
    Philip R de Reuver
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 248:815-20. 2008
    To determine the inter-rater agreement of expert witness testimonies in bile duct injury malpractice litigation.
  37. ncbi Research malpractice and the issue of incidental findings
    Alan 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...
  38. pmc How risky is caring for emergency patients at risk of malpractice litigation: a population based epidemiological study of Taiwan's experiences
    Che 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...
  39. ncbi Malpractice risk: trauma care versus other surgical and medical specialties
    Gerald McGwin
    Center for Injury Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Trauma 64:607-12; discussion 612-3. 2008
    Medical 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...
  40. pmc Malpractice liability and defensive medicine: a national survey of neurosurgeons
    Brian 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 ..
  41. ncbi Malpractice liability, technology choice and negative defensive medicine
    Eberhard Feess
    Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt, Germany
    Eur J Health Econ 13:157-67. 2012
    We extend the theoretical literature on the impact of malpractice liability by allowing for two treatment technologies, a safe and a risky one...
  42. pmc Preventable in-hospital medical injury under the "no fault" system in New Zealand
    P 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...
  43. pmc Relationship between malpractice litigation pressure and rates of cesarean section and vaginal birth after cesarean section
    Y 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.
  44. ncbi Physicians' fears of malpractice lawsuits are not assuaged by tort reforms
    Emily R Carrier
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington, DC, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1585-92. 2010
    Physicians contend that the threat of malpractice lawsuits forces them to practice defensive medicine, which in turn raises the cost of health care...
  45. ncbi Malpractice litigation after thyroid surgery: the role of recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries, 1989-2009
    Shabirhusain 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...
  46. ncbi Medical malpractice in the People's Republic of China: the 2002 Regulation on the Handling of Medical Accidents
    Dean 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
  47. ncbi Is there a medical malpractice crisis in the UK?
    Kay Wheat
    Nottingham Trent University
    J Law Med Ethics 33:444-55. 2005
  48. ncbi Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons
    Charles M Balch
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:657-67. 2011
    Our objective was to identify the prevalence of recent malpractice litigation against American surgeons and evaluate associations with personal well-being...
  49. ncbi Medical malpractice claims risk in urology: an empirical analysis of patient complaint data
    C J Stimson
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Urol 183:1971-6. 2010
    Patient complaints are associated with physician risk management experience, including medical malpractice claims risk, and small proportions of physicians account for disproportionate shares of claims...
  50. pmc Severe asphyxia due to delivery-related malpractice in Sweden 1990-2005
    S Berglund
    Department of Clinical Science and Education, Sodersjukhuset, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BJOG 115:316-23. 2008
    To describe possible causes of delivery-related severe asphyxia due to malpractice.
  51. ncbi Measuring physician attitudes toward cost, uncertainty, malpractice, and utilization review
    S 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...
  52. ncbi Changes in physician supply and scope of practice during a malpractice crisis: evidence from Pennsylvania
    Michelle 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...
  53. pmc Evaluating the medical malpractice system and options for reform
    Daniel 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. 2011
    The 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...
  54. ncbi The causes of medical malpractice suits against radiologists in the United States
    Jeremy 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. 2013
    To determine the most frequent causes of malpractice suits as derived from credentialing data of 8401 radiologists.
  55. ncbi Radiologic errors and malpractice: a blurry distinction
    Leonard Berlin
    Department of Radiology, Rush North Shore Medical Center, 9600 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL 60076
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:517-22. 2007
  56. ncbi Medicolegal issues in perioperative medicine: Lessons from real cases
    Franklin A Michota
    Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, M8, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 76:S119-25. 2009
    Medical 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...
  57. ncbi Medical malpractice predictors and risk factors for ophthalmologists performing LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy surgery
    Richard L Abbott
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:2137-46. 2003
    To identify physician predictors in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery that correlate with a higher risk for malpractice liability claims and lawsuits.
  58. ncbi The demography of medical malpractice suits against radiologists
    Stephen 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. 2013
    To 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.
  59. ncbi Legal issues in dermatology: informed consent, complications and medical malpractice
    David 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.
  60. pmc Predictors of radiologists' perceived risk of malpractice lawsuits in breast imaging
    John F Dick
    Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:327-33. 2009
    The shortage of radiologists in breast imaging may be related to heightened malpractice lawsuit concerns...
  61. ncbi Impact of state tort reforms on physician malpractice payments
    Teresa M Waters
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:500-9. 2007
    State and federal initiatives to enact medical malpractice tort reforms lack an empirical basis for understanding how reforms might affect malpractice premiums and costs...
  62. ncbi 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
  63. ncbi Medical malpractice in hip and knee arthroplasty
    Ashish 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...
  64. ncbi Malpractice stress syndrome in radiologists and radiotherapists: perceived causes and consequences
    A 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".
  65. ncbi Patient complaints and malpractice risk in a regional healthcare center
    Gerald 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...
  66. ncbi Excusable neglect in malpractice suits against radiologists: a proposed jury instruction to recognize the human condition
    Charles 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...
  67. ncbi [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...
  68. ncbi Medical malpractice as reflected by the forensic evaluation of 4450 autopsies
    Burkhard Madea
    Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn, Stiftsplatz 12, 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Forensic Sci Int 190:58-66. 2009
    A 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...
  69. ncbi The impact of medical errors on physician behavior: evidence from malpractice litigation
    Ity 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 ..
  70. ncbi Complications and legal outcomes of tonsillectomy malpractice claims
    Andrew N Stevenson
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio 43228, USA
    Laryngoscope 122:71-4. 2012
    To review malpractice cases involving complications following tonsillectomy.
  71. ncbi Surgeons' tone of voice: a clue to malpractice history
    Nalini 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...
  72. ncbi Change in cesarean section rate as a reflection of the present malpractice crisis
    Kristi Ryan
    Department of Ob Gyn, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, USA
    Conn Med 69:139-41. 2005
    To examine the potential effect of the malpractice crisis on the cesarean section rates of practicing obstetricians.
  73. ncbi How does routine disclosure of medical error affect patients' propensity to sue and their assessment of provider quality? Evidence from survey data
    Lorens 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...
  74. ncbi Medical malpractice in American urology: 22-year national review of the impact of caps and implications for contemporary practice
    Michael H Hsieh
    Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Urol 179:1944-9; discussion 1949. 2008
    Of the economic pressures on physicians practicing in the United States medical malpractice and associated costs are a major component...
  75. ncbi 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. 2008
    Medical 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.
  76. ncbi Clinical practice guidelines: the warped incentives in the U.S. healthcare system
    Ronen 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...
  77. ncbi Epidemiology and aetiology of paediatric malpractice claims in France
    A Najaf-Zadeh
    Univ Lille Nord de France, UDSL, Lille, France
    Arch Dis Child 96:127-30. 2011
    To examine paediatric malpractice claims and identify common characteristics likely to result in malpractice in children in France.
  78. ncbi Do anesthesia information systems increase malpractice exposure? Results of a survey
    Jeffrey 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 ..
  79. ncbi A survey of emergency physicians' fear of malpractice and its association with the decision to order computed tomography scans for children with minor head trauma
    Andrew C Wong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0305, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 27:182-5. 2011
    The 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...
  80. ncbi Claiming behaviour in a no-fault system of medical injury: a descriptive analysis of claimants and non-claimants
    Marie M Bismark
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Med J Aust 185:203-7. 2006
    ....
  81. ncbi Endodontic malpractice claims in Denmark 1995-2004
    L Bjørndal
    Department of Cariology and Endodontics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int Endod J 41:1059-65. 2008
    To 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...
  82. ncbi The new medical malpractice crisis
    Michelle M Mello
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2281-4. 2003
  83. ncbi Orthopaedic malpractice claims in the VA medical system
    Gary Rubin
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Section of Surgery, Nashville, TN, USA
    J South Orthop Assoc 12:56-9. 2003
    This study was undertaken to delineate the outcome of orthopaedic malpractice claims in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) system compared with the private sector...
  84. ncbi Defenses to malpractice: what every emergency physician should know
    Michael Jason Hudson
    Emergency Department, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
    J Emerg Med 41:598-606. 2011
    Emergency 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...
  85. ncbi 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
  86. pmc 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
  87. ncbi 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...
  88. ncbi Malpractice litigation involving iatrogenic surgical vocal fold paralysis: a closed-claims review with recommendations for prevention and management
    Gary Y Shaw
    Department of Surgery, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Science, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 118:6-12. 2009
    We 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.
  89. ncbi Malpractice issues in neurological surgery
    Charles A Fager
    Department of Neurosurgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA 01801, USA
    Surg Neurol 65:416-21. 2006
    b>Malpractice litigation continues to be a serious problem in neurosurgery despite many suggestions to contain liability, including proposed federal legislation.
  90. ncbi A better approach to medical malpractice claims? The University of Michigan experience
    Richard C Boothman
    University of Michigan Health System, USA
    J Health Life Sci Law 2:125-59. 2009
    The root causes of medical malpractice claims are deeper and closer to home than most in the medical community care to admit...
  91. ncbi Adverse respiratory events infrequently leading to malpractice suits. A closed claims analysis
    F W Cheney
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
    Anesthesiology 75:932-9. 1991
    ..abstract truncated at 250 words)..
  92. ncbi Reactions of potential jurors to a hypothetical malpractice suit: alleging failure to perform a prostate-specific antigen test
    Michael J Barry
    General Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 36:396-402, 214. 2008
    We 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...
  93. ncbi Data-driven practice improvement: the AANA Foundation closed malpractice claims study
    L 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...
  94. ncbi The legal and ethical aspects of telemedicine. 3: Telemedicine and malpractice
    B Stanberry
    Seafarers International Research Centre, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
    J Telemed Telecare 4:72-9. 1998
    ....
  95. ncbi Patterns of technical error among surgical malpractice claims: an analysis of strategies to prevent injury to surgical patients
    Scott 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...
  96. ncbi Malpractice, defensive medicine, and obstetric behavior
    A 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...
  97. ncbi Retinopathy of prematurity malpractice claims: the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company experience
    Shelley Day
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0730, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:794-8. 2009
    To examine the causes of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) malpractice claims filed with the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company.
  98. ncbi Electronic health records and malpractice claims in office practice
    Anunta 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. 2008
    Electronic health records (EHRs) may improve patient safety and health care quality, but the relationship between EHR adoption and settled malpractice claims is unknown.
  99. ncbi Analysis of 23 364 patient-generated, physician-reviewed malpractice claims from a non-tort, blame-free, national patient insurance system: lessons learned from Sweden
    K Pukk-Härenstam
    Medical Management Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Postgrad Med J 85:69-73. 2009
    In Sweden, patient malpractice claims are handled administratively and compensated if an independent physician review confirms patient injury resulting from medical error...
  100. ncbi Liability in high-risk obstetrics
    James 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. 2007
    This article outlines the major causes of malpractice suits, focusing on those in obstetrical practice and reviewing the prime areas in antepartum and intrapartum care...
  101. ncbi Litigation in nontraumatic aortic diseases--a tempest in the malpractice maelstrom
    John 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...

Research Grants62

  1. Imaging Nonlinear Absorption of Biomarkers for Improved Detection of Melanoma
    Warren 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)...
  2. Impact of Obstetric Unit Closures on Pregnancy Outcomes
    Scott A Lorch; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..There are many factors contributing to these closures including increasing malpractice premiums, financial losses and fear of litigation...
  3. Healing Without Harm: A Multi-site Demonstration
    Ann Hendrich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Health has chosen obstetrics as the focus of our demonstration project in linking patient safety to medical malpractice reform...
  4. "Smart" Grounding Pad for safer use in the RFA of Cancer
    TERENCE 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...
  5. NOVEL MECHANISMS OF OXYTOCIN ACTION
    Sarah 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-..
  6. Removing Barriers to Disclosure-and-Offer Models
    KENNETH 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...
  7. A Workshop to Transform Mindsets
    David 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 ..
  8. Training Doctors to Disclose Unanticipated Outcomes to Patients: Randomized Trial
    THOMAS 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...
  9. Medical Malpractice and Patient Safety Proposal
    Alice Bonner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  10. Joint Effect of Malpractice Risk and Financial Incentives on Cardiac Testing
    Steven A Farmer; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Two potential reasons for overuse are test profitability to providers and their fear of medical malpractice liability...
  11. The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety-Medical Liability Chasm
    TIMOTHY BRIAN MCDONALD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..g., number of claims, time to settlement agreement, malpractice premiums, proportion of settlement received by patient or family, etc.)...
  12. Developing A Plan to Address Maternal Mortality and Disparities in Ohio
    Cynthia 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...
  13. Shared Decision-making in Surgery to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Liability
    KAREN 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...
  14. Transitional Care Medication Safety and Medical Liability: Closing the Chasm
    CINDY 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)...
  15. Self Perceptions of Risk for Patients with Co-Occurring Disorders
    Jennifer Lynne Skeem; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  16. Regional Ambulatory Near Miss Reporting and Tracking to Improve Patient Safety (H
    Steven D Crane; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..patient safety and address patient expectations about medical care risks, both factors associated with medical malpractice suits and awards...
  17. 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 ..
  18. Medical Liability and Patient Safety Guidelines Project
    LYNN MARIE CRIDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..evidence-based guidelines and will improve population health by reducing the incidence of medical errors and malpractice claims...
  19. New York State Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Demonstration Project
    JUDY 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 ..
  20. Effective Enterprise-wide Care Transitions at Discharge
    Richard O Davis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Malpractice litigation related to suboptimal care transitions at discharge represents the most egregious and severe of transition mishaps...
  21. Communication to Prevent and Respond to Medical Injuries: WA State Collaborative
    THOMAS HENRY GALLAGHER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..communication training statewide via interactive e-learning modules and assess its impact on patient safety and malpractice liability...
  22. Identification and Dissemination of Best Practices for Patient Centered Care
    Hanan 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...
  23. Medical Malpractice, Health Care Costs, and Technology Adoption
    Darius N Lakdawalla; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (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...
  24. Open Disclosure and Medical Claims Study
    John Buckley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..from adverse events and potentially adverse events, ultimately lowering institution's risk for medical malpractice claims...
  25. 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 ..
  26. Improving Management of Outpatient Actionable Test Results
    JEFFREY 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...
  27. Clinical Study of RFID Tagged Surgical Sponges
    Sharon 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...
  28. A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices to Improve the Safety of Testing Processes
    MILTON EDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Moreover, research shows that at least a quarter of malpractice claims in primary care are due to testing problems...
  29. Physician Determinants of Health Care Spending, Quality, and Patient Outcomes
    ANUPAM 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 ..
  30. Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Follow-up in Health IT Settings
    Hardeep Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..test results is a significant safety concern in outpatient settings and often leads to patient harm and malpractice claims...
  31. Eliminating Preventable Perinatal Injuries and Reducing Malpractice Claims and Co
    Stanley E Davis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..objective of this study is to improve perinatal patient safety and demonstrate the relationship to decreased malpractice activity...
  32. TIPI SYSTEMS TO REDUCE ERRORS IN EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE
    HARRY 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...
  33. Clinical Database to Support Comparative Effectiveness Studies of Complex Patient
    Caroline 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...
  34. The Texas Disclosure and Compensation Study: Best Practices for Improving Safety
    Eric 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 ..
  35. ECONOMIC INFLUENCES (ESPECIALLY HMOS) ON CESAREANS
    A 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...
  36. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE EFFECTS ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF OBG'S
    CAROLE KEELS; Fiscal Year: 1990
    The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of malpractice on the productivity of obstetricians and gynecologists (OBG's)...
  37. DIAGNOSTIC/MONITORING OMISSIONS MALPRACTICE CLAIM DTABSE
    Richard Kravitz; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..The research will focus on malpractice claims associated with omission of diagnostic tests and physiologic monitoring; such claims are conceptualized ..
  38. Improving Dispute Resolution in Health Care
    David 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 ..
  39. SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS ON OROFACIAL PAIN AND TMD
    James 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 ..
  40. Legal and Social Barriers to Alternative Therapies
    Michael 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 ..
  41. EFFECT OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ON COSTS & TECH ADOPTION
    Darius Lakdawalla; Fiscal Year: 2006
    unreadable] 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...
  42. SOUTHERN STATES MALPRACTICE REFORM DISSEMINATION CONFERE
    MICHELE 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...
  43. LIABILITY CONCERNS AND USE OF PRACTICE GUIDELINES
    STEPHANIE SPERNAK; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Whether physician concerns about malpractice liability affect their willingness to adopt medical practice guidelines is of primary research interest...
  44. THE IMPACT OF LITIGATION RISK ON CESAREAN SECTION RATES
    ARTHUR LOCALIO; Fiscal Year: 1990
    The 1980's have witnessed a dramatic increase in cesarean section rates and medical malpractice premiums for obstetricians and family practitioners...
  45. 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...
  46. Impact of Malpractice Claims on Outcomes, Access
    Gilbert Gimm; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The 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...
  47. CONGENITAL MICROCEPHALY
    Alan Leviton; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..about the timing of brain damage in human newborns, and might also contribute to reducing the obstetric malpractice crisis...
  48. FETAL RESPONSIVITY DURING LABOR & BEHAVIORAL OUTCOME
    Eugene 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...
  49. Conference--The Public's Health: A Matter of Trust
    David Shore; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Increasing distrust raises administrative costs, increases malpractice litigation, decreases patient compliance, and generates unproductive conflict among health sector organizations...
  50. MALPRACtice Insurers' Medical Error Prevention Study
    David Studdert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Goals. 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 ..
  51. MALPRACTICE ARBITRATION: COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES
    IRVING LADIMER; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ..project has tracked and examined development and use of voluntary binding arbitration for resolution of medical malpractice claims...
  52. Model Acute Compartment Syndrome Study
    John 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...
  53. IMPACT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ON LIABILITY CLAIMS EXPERIENCE
    Laura Morlock; Fiscal Year: 1993
    Hospital risk management programs are regarded by many as one of the most promising responses to the medical malpractice problem...
  54. THE EFFECTS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE REFORMS
    Mark McClellan; Fiscal Year: 1999
    This application proposes to study the effect of malpractice liability reforms on health care practices, costs and outcomes...
  55. BIRTH OUTCOMES SATISFACTION WITH CARE AND MALPRACTICE
    Frank 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...
  56. DETERMINANTS OF DENTAL MALPRACTICE
    Peter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 1993
    Little is known about the effects of malpractice claims in the practice of dentistry, a growing problem in all health professions...
  57. PATIENT NOTIFICATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF ABNORMAL MAMMOGRAM
    Bruce McCarthy; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..may also result in increased health care costs from the treatment of more advanced cancers and to substantial malpractice liability...
  58. DOCTOR/PATIENT/SYS. RELATIONSHIP & PERCEPTION OF QUALITY
    ROY PENCHANSKY; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..of an untoward event, that is, an undesirable outcome of medical care, that may affect the probability of malpractice claims...
  59. Noninvasive Diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome
    John 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...
  60. PRACTICE VARIATIONS IN PRENATAL AND INTRAPARTUM CARE
    ROGER 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...
  61. TREMOR QUANTIFICATION SYSTEM
    ROBERT 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. ..
  62. COMMUNICATION AND MALPRACTICE CLAIMS--BREAST CANCER
    CANDACE BLADES; Fiscal Year: 1993
    The frequency and severity of medical malpractice claims, and the resultant cost to the health care system, has been increasing steadily since the l97Os...