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Association of Simulation Training with Rates of Medical Malpractice Claims Among Obstetrician–Gynecologists

  • August 1, 2021

This article published in The Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, authored by CRICO’s Adam C. Schaffer, MD, MPH; Astrid Babayan, PhD; Jonathan S. Einbinder, MD, MPH; and Luke Sato, MD, covers how simulation training in Ob/Gyn departments can help to reduce the rates of malpractice claims against clinicians.

 


The team’s research compared claims rates against Ob/Gyn clinicians both before and after receiving simulation training in order to determine the efficacy of this training. The study used a sample of 292 clinicians, all insured by the same malpractice insurer, who attended one or more simulation training between 2002 and 2019. The study found that simulation training significantly reduced the rates of malpractice claims, and that further simulation training for these clinicians should be considered.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Schaffer AC, Babayan A, Einbinder JS, Sato L, Gardner R. Association of simulation training with rates of medical malpractice claims among obstetrician–gynecologists. Obstetrics & Gynecology. August 2021; 138(2): 246-252. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004464

 

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