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February 15, 2017, Internal Medicine News
Malpractice 2017: Do We Need Reform?
Richard E. Anderson, MD, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses the current state of medical malpractice reform and the changing healthcare environment.

December 30, 2016, The Washington Post
Top Republicans Say There’s a Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn’t
This article discussing the medical malpractice industry nationwide cites The Doctors Company's data on insurance rates and claims frequency.

November 10, 2016, Medical Economics
5 Strategies to Reduce Malpractice Lawsuit Threats
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, and Robin Diamond, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management at The Doctors Company, discuss how physicians and healthcare facilities can reduce risks and avoid malpractice suits.

October 18, 2016, Medscape
Are Internists the Biggest Target for Lawsuits?
This article covers the key findings from The Doctors Company's Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study.

October 5, 2016, Internal Medicine News
Diagnostic Error Most Common Claim Against Internists
David B. Troxel, MD, medical director at The Doctors Company, discusses the company's recent study of closed malpractice claims in internal medicine and key mitigation strategies to address the top risks.

Fall 2016, CAPG Health
The Domino Effect of the Affordable Care Act
Rob Francis, chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, shares insights on how the Affordable Care Act is pushing doctors and patients into other forms of healthcare delivery, and the benefits and risks of that shift.

September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
The Doctors Company: Malpractice Claims Down
This article features The Doctors Company's analysis of 1,180 closed claims levied against internal medicine physicians spanning 2007-2014, which found that even with a spike in outpatient claims, overall claims are down.

September 21, 2016, MedPage Today
Case-by-Case: Anatomy of Malpractice
This article features case studies highlighting how some of the leading causes of malpractice suits play out in practice, pulled from The Doctors Company's Internal Medicine Closed Claims Study.

September 14, 2016, Medscape
Malpractice Risk: The Dangers of False Positives
Darrell Ranum, vice president of patient safety and risk management, discusses The Doctors Company's data on cases of false-positive diagnoses, noting that malpractice cases based mainly on this issue are relatively infrequent.

August 9, 2016, Modern Healthcare
Banner Health Cyberattack Draws Class-Action Suit
In this article on a recent major healthcare data breach, Craig Musgrave, SVP of information technology at The Doctors Company, discusses what hackers do once they get into a system, how long it takes to find out a hack has taken place, and what healthcare systems and practices can do to defend themselves.

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