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Journal Article > Study
Thiels CA, Choudhry AJ, Ray-Zack MD, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:8-13.
Review of malpractice litigation is a longstanding method for identifying patient safety vulnerabilities. Investigators reviewed a legal database for malpractice cases involving surgical trainees between 2005 and 2015. During the 10-year period, 87 cases were identified. Most cases involved perioperative management for elective surgery, and more than half of cases implicated inadequate supervision as a contributing cause. As with previous research on closed malpractice claims, a majority of these cases had an outcome of permanent disability or death. The authors recommend increased attending supervision during the perioperative period in order to prevent risk for litigation. A past PSNet perspective recommended continued appropriate supervision for optimal patient safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Perspective: malpractice in an academic medical center: a frequently overlooked aspect of professionalism education.
Hochberg MS, Seib CD, Berman RS, Kalet AL, Zabar SR, Pachter HL. Acad Med. 2011;86:365-368.
This perspective recommends that information about malpractice litigation be incorporated into residency curriculum, to help trainees understand how it may affect their practice.