Malpractice risk according to physician specialty.

  title={Malpractice risk according to physician specialty.},
  author={A. Jena and S. Seabury and D. Lakdawalla and A. Chandra},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={365 7},
  • A. Jena, S. Seabury, +1 author A. Chandra
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND 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. METHODS We analyzed malpractice data from 1991 through 2005 for all physicians who were covered by a large professional liability insurer with a nationwide client base (40,916 physicians and 233,738 physician-years of coverage). For 25 specialties, we reported the proportion of physicians who had… CONTINUE READING
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