Massachusetts emergency medicine closed malpractice claims: 1988-1990.

  title={Massachusetts emergency medicine closed malpractice claims: 1988-1990.},
  author={Anita Karcz and Jon Holbrook and Martin C. Burke and Mathew J Doyle and M S Erdos and Marla Friedman and Eric D. Green and Richard J Iseke and G W Josephson and Keith Williams},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={22 3},
STUDY PURPOSE To describe the characteristics of malpractice claims against emergency physicians and to identify causes and potential preventability of such claims. POPULATION Malpractice claims closed in 1988, 1989, and 1990 against emergency physicians insured by the Massachusetts Joint Underwriters Association were compared with claims closed from 1980 to 1987 as investigated in our previous study. METHODS Retrospective review of malpractice claim files by board-certified emergency… CONTINUE READING


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