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Clinical Judgment Tops Risk Factors for Malpractice Claims

  • March 21, 2019

In a Safety Snapshot, the Betsy Lehman Center reported on CRICO’s 2018 CBS Benchmarking Report Medical Malpractice in America.


The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety highlighted key data from the CRICO Strategies CBS report, commenting, “Malpractice claims dipped nationwide between 2007 and 2016, but an analysis from CRICO Strategies of 124,000 claims during that period shows that inadequate clinical judgment—and the underlying assessment of patients’ symptoms and medical history—remains a strong causal factor when it comes to lawsuits.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. Safety snapshot: clinical judgment tops risk factors for malpractice claims. March 21, 2019.

 

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