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Characteristics of paid malpractice claims settled in and out of court in the USA: a retrospective analysis.

Rubin JB, Bishop TF. BMJ Open. 2013;3.

This analysis of paid malpractice claims from the National Practitioner Data Bank found that the vast majority of claims were settled without a trial. The small number that did go to trial disproportionately involved physicians with prior malpractice claims.