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Painter LM, Dudjak LA, Kidwell KM, Simmons RL, Kidwell RP. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;4:311-319.
Painter LM ; Dudjak LA ; Kidwell KM; et al. The nurse's role in the causation of compensable injury. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011; 4: 311-319
This analysis of the nurse's role in closed malpractice claims found that inaction, such as failure to rescue, accounted for a large proportion of nurses' culpability.
Missed diagnosis of cancer in primary care: insights from malpractice claims data.
Aaronson EL, Quinn GR, Wong CI, et al. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2019 Jul 23; [Epub ahead of print].
Serious misdiagnosis-related harms in malpractice claims: the "Big Three"—vascular events, infections, and cancers.
Newman-Toker DE, Schaffer AC, Yu-Moe CW, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;227-240.
Analysis of medical malpractice claims to improve quality of care: cautionary remarks.
Garon-Sayegh P. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019 May 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Patient Safety Ethics: How Vigilance, Mindfulness, Compliance, and Humility can Make Healthcare Safer.
Banja JD. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2019. ISBN: 9781421429083.
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.
Endorsements of surgeon punishment and patient compensation in rested and sleep-restricted individuals.
Nguyen S, Corrington A, Hebl MR, Scullin MK. JAMA Surg. 2019;154:555-557.
"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.
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.
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. 2019;270:84-90.
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.
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