Characteristics of medical professional liability claims in patients treated by family medicine physicians.

@article{Flannery2010CharacteristicsOM,
  title={Characteristics of medical professional liability claims in patients treated by family medicine physicians.},
  author={Frank T Flannery and Parul Divya Parikh and William J Oetgen},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={753-61}
}
OBJECTIVE This study describes a large database of closed medical professional liability (MPL) claims involving family physicians in the United States. The purpose of this report is to provide information for practicing family physicians that will be useful in improving the quality of care, thereby reducing the incidence of patient injury and the consequent frequency of MPL claims. METHODS The Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) established a registry of closed MPL claims in 1985… CONTINUE READING
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