Closed Claims Studies

DEC 14, 2016
Plastic Surgery Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?
Our analysis of closed plastic surgery claims identifies top allegations and the most common factors that contribute to patient injury.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

SEP 23, 2016
Internal Medicine Closed Claims: What Can We Learn?
Robin Diamond, JD, RN, and Julie Brightwell, JD, RN
Our analysis of closed internal medicine claims identifies top allegations and the most common factors that contribute to patient injury.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study

SEP 22, 2016
Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study
The Doctors Company analyzed 1,438 claims against plastic surgeons that closed from January 2007 through June 2015 to understand what motivates patients to pursue claims and gain a broader overview of the system failures and processes that result in patient harm.

Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study

SEP 21, 2016
Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study
This study of 1,180 internal medicine malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury.

Hospitalist Closed Claims Study

MAR 01, 2016
Hospitalist Closed Claims Study
This review of 464 closed hospitalist claims identifies top allegations and factors contributing to patient injury.

FEB 18, 2016
Analysis of Closed Hospitalist Claims
Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, David B. Troxel, MD, Robin Diamond, MSN, JD
Medical Director David B. Troxel, MD, shares highlights from our Hospitalist Closed Claims Study.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

DEC 15, 2015
Analysis of Cerebral Vascular Accidents and Case Studies
Mary Lerch, RN
Physicians can improve patient prognosis by educating staff to recognize signs and symptoms of cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs).

Orthopedics Closed Claims Study and Infographic

AUG 26, 2015
Orthopedics Closed Claims Study and Infographic
The study of 1,895 orthopedics malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury.

MAY 01, 2015
Tips for Reducing Medical Malpractice Claims in Obstetrics
The Doctors Company’s Obstetrics Closed Claims Study, a review of 882 obstetrical claims that closed from 2007-2014, revealed underlying vulnerabilities that place patients at risk and increase liability for doctors. These tips can help physicians address these risks.

Obstetrics Closed Claims Study and Infographic

MAY 01, 2015
Obstetrics Closed Claims Study and Infographic
The study of 882 obstetrics malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury. Download the study and the infographic.

Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study and Infographic

APR 13, 2015
Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study and Infographic
The study of 332 emergency medicine malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury. Download the study and the infographic.

MAR 16, 2015
Analysis of EHR Contributing Factors in Medical Professional Liability Claims
David B. Troxel, MD
Dr. Troxel presents the first analysis of our EHR-related claims.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Cardiology Closed Claims Study and Infographic

FEB 03, 2015
Cardiology Closed Claims Study and Infographic
The study of 429 cardiology claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury. Download the study and the infographic.

MAY 08, 2014
Anesthesia Closed Claims Study
Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, and David B. Troxel, MD
This review of over 600 anesthesia claims identifies top allegations against anesthesia professionals and top factors contributing to patient injury.

SEP 19, 2012
Otolaryngology Closed Claim Study
A review of 211 otolaryngology claims to identify top allegations and factors contributing to patient injury.

JUN 22, 2010
An Analysis of Internal Medicine Malpractice Claims
David B. Troxel, MD
369 consecutive closed internal medicine claims were reviewed to identify events that place internists at risk for a malpractice claim.

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