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Association between state medical malpractice environment and postoperative outcomes in the United States.

Minami CA, Sheils CR, Pavey E, et al. Association Between State Medical Malpractice Environment and Postoperative Outcomes in the United States. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224(3):310-318.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.12.012.

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June 21, 2017
Minami CA, Sheils CR, Pavey E, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224:310-318.e2.

This retrospective observational study determined that state malpractice climate was not associated with postoperative outcomes. These data are consistent with previous studies suggesting that more stringent malpractice law does not prevent adverse events.

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Minami CA, Sheils CR, Pavey E, et al. Association Between State Medical Malpractice Environment and Postoperative Outcomes in the United States. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224(3):310-318.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.12.012.