Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Malpractice Trends

  title={Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Malpractice Trends},
  author={Douglas M. Brock and Jeffrey G. Nicholson and Roderick S. Hooker},
  journal={Medical Care Research and Review},
  pages={613 - 624}
Trends in malpractice awards and adverse actions (e.g., revocation of provider license) following an act or omission constituting medical error or negligence were examined. The National Practitioner Data Bank was used to compare rates of malpractice reports and adverse actions for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs). During 2005 through 2014, there ranged from 11.2 to 19.0 malpractice payment reports per 1,000 physicians, 1.4 to 2.4 per 1,000 PAs, and 1.1 to 1… 

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