Malpractice prevention, patient safety, and quality of care: a critical linkage.

@article{Pawlson2004MalpracticePP,
  title={Malpractice prevention, patient safety, and quality of care: a critical linkage.},
  author={L. Gregory Pawlson and Margaret E. O'Kane},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          281-4
        }
}
There is growing evidence of a negative effect of the current American preoccupation with malpractice on efforts to reduce error, enhance safety, and improve other domains of quality. The use by some insurers of systems assessment and risk analysis programs, linked to rewards for performance--which, taken together, we term proactive risk management--offers an opportunity to enhance our focus on systems and to bring patient safety and malpractice risk reduction into close congruence with other… CONTINUE READING