CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims
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David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH

Professor, Medicine
Primary Care Outcomes Research
Stanford Medicine
Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH (click to view)

David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH

Professor, Medicine
Primary Care Outcomes Research
Stanford Medicine
Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.
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Readings & Resources (click to view)

Studdert DM, Bismark MM, Mello MM, Singh H, Spittal MJ. Prevalence and characteristics of physicians prone to malpractice claims. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:354-362. Available at: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1506137.

Studdert DM, Mello MM, Gawande AA, et al. Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation. N Engl J Med. 2006;354:2024-2033.

Mello MM, Chandra A, Gawande AA, Studdert DM. National costs of the medical liability system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:1569-1577.

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