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Journal Article
Study

An examination of medical malpractice claims involving physician trainees.

Myers LC, Gartland RM, Skillings J, et al. Acad Med. 2020;95(8):1215-1222.

This case-control study using medical malpractice claims identified patient-, provider-, and claim-related factors in claims directly involving physician trainees in the events. The majority of claims were procedure-related and the most common diagnosis in claims cases was puncture or laceration during surgery. Inadequate supervision was a common contributing factor.