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Malpractice liability and health care quality: a review

Mello MM, Frakes MD, Blumenkranz E, et al. Malpractice liability and health care quality: A review . JAMA. 2020;323(4):352-366. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.21411.

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February 19, 2020
Mello MM, Frakes MD, Blumenkranz E, et al. JAMA. 2020;323(4):352-366.
This systematic review synthesized evidence from 37 studies to examine the association between malpractice liability risk and healthcare quality and safety. The review found no evidence of association between liability risk and avoidable hospitalizations or readmissions, and limited evidence supporting an association between risk and mortality (5/20 studies) or patient safety indicators or postoperative complications (2/6 studies).
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Mello MM, Frakes MD, Blumenkranz E, et al. Malpractice liability and health care quality: A review . JAMA. 2020;323(4):352-366. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.21411.