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Robeznieks A. Modern Physician. September 13, 2010.
This piece discusses evidence collected on the role of malpractice in defensive medicine and describes an AHRQ initiative to explore solutions for liability problems.
Endorsements of surgeon punishment and patient compensation in rested and sleep-restricted individuals.
Nguyen S, Corrington A, Hebl MR, Scullin MK. JAMA Surg. 2019 Mar 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Association of emotional intelligence with malpractice claims: a review.
Shouhed D, Beni C, Manguso N, IsHak WW, Gewertz BL. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:250-256.
Prevalence and characteristics of physicians prone to malpractice claims.
Studdert DM, Bismark MM, Mello MM, Singh H, Spittal MJ. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:354-362.
Changes in practice among physicians with malpractice claims.
Studdert DM, Spittal MJ, Zhang Y, Wilkinson DS, Singh H, Mello MM. N Engl J Med. 2019;380:1247-1255.
"Sorry" is never enough: how state apology laws fail to reduce medical malpractice liability risk.
McMichael BJ, Van Horn RL, Viscusi WK. Stanford Law Rev. 2019;71:341-409.
Effects of a communication-and-resolution program on hospitals' malpractice claims and costs.
Kachalia A, Sands K, Van Niel M, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1836-1844.
Defensive medicine: it is time to finally slow down an epidemic.
Vento S, Cainelli F, Vallone A. World J Clin Cases. 2018;6:406-409.
Physician engagement in malpractice risk reduction: a UPHS case study.
Diraviam SP, Sullivan PG, Sestito JA, Nepps ME, Clapp JT, Fleisher LA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:605-612.
Do written disclosures of serious events increase risk of malpractice claims? One health care system's experience.
Painter LM, Kidwell KM, Kidwell RP, et al. J Patient Saf. 2018;14:87-94.
Understanding diagnostic safety in emergency medicine: a case‐by‐case review of closed ED malpractice claims.
Lemoine N, Dajer A, Konwinski J, Cavanaugh D, Besthoff C, Singh H. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2018;38:48-53.
Multisource evaluation of surgeon behavior is associated with malpractice claims.
Lagoo J, Berry WR, Miller K, et al. Ann Surg. 2018 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Characteristics of medical liability claims against dermatologists from 1991 through 2015.
Kornmehl H, Singh S, Adler BL, Wolf AE, Bochner DA, Armstrong AW. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154:160-166.
A contemporary medicolegal analysis of outpatient medication management in chronic pain.
Abrecht CR, Brovman EY, Greenberg P, Song E, Rathmell JP, Urman RD. Anesth Analg. 2017;125:1761-1768.
Medical malpractice lawsuits involving surgical residents.
Thiels CA, Choudhry AJ, Ray-Zack MD, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:8-13.
A piece of my mind. Trials and tribulations.
Brown JL. JAMA. 2017;318:612-613.
Medical errors, malpractice, and defensive medicine: an ill-fated triad.
Berlin L. Diagnosis. 2017;4:133-139.
Malpractice claims related to diagnostic errors in the hospital.
Gupta A, Snyder A, Kachalia A, Flanders S, Saint S, Chopra V. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:53-60.
Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability.
Battles J, Azam I, Grady M, Reback K, eds. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2017. AHRQ Publication No. 17-0017-EF.
Changing the medical malpractice system to align with what we know about patient safety and quality improvement.
Sklar DP. Acad Med. 2017;92:891-894.
Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Claims, Disciplinary Actions, and Complaints: What Do We Know?
David Studdert, LLB, ScD
The impact of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims.
Giraldo P, Sato L, Castells X. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 30; [Epub ahead of print].
Missed diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in outpatient general medicine: insights from malpractice claims data.
Quinn GR, Ranum D, Song E, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:508–516.
Pediatric radiology malpractice claims—characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims.
Breen MA, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe W, Taylor GA. Pediatr Radiol. 2017;47:808-816.
Rates and characteristics of paid malpractice claims among US physicians by specialty, 1992–2014.
Schaffer AC, Jena AB, Seabury SA, Singh H, Chalasani V, Kachalia A. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177:710-718.
Relationship between state malpractice environment and quality of health care in the United States.
Bilimoria KY, Chung JW, Minami CA, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:241-250.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
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