Doctors Face High Risk of Malpractice Claims

Almost every physician in the U.S. will face a malpractice claim during his or her career, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers led by Dr. Anupam Jena, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, analyzed malpractice data over a 14-year period for all physicians covered by a large malpractice insurance provider. They estimated more than 75 percent of doctors in specialties with a low risk of malpractice and 99...Full Story
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