Surgical malpractice in the United States, 1990-2006.

  title={Surgical malpractice in the United States, 1990-2006.},
  author={Ryan K. Orosco and Jonathan Talamini and David Chao-Kai Chang and Mark A. Talamini},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={215 4},
BACKGROUND Information about national trends and predictors of malpractice payments can constructively add to the hotly debated topic of medical malpractice. We sought to evaluate predictors of surgical malpractice payments and to explore national trends. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of surgery-related malpractice payments using the National Practitioner Data Bank from 1990 to 2006. Payments were adjusted to 2006 dollars. We evaluated predictors of payment size and large payments… CONTINUE READING
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