RAND Data Charts
Pending Malpractice Claims Consume Physicians’ Careers
In the YouTube video entitled Pending Malpractice Claims Consume Physicians’ Careers, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, discusses how medical malpractice litigation affects physicians. The data referenced in this video was published by RAND Corporation and is based on objective analysis of The Doctors Company’s claims database.
This chart clearly shows that physicians spend a significant portion of their careers in court defending themselves against medical malpractice claims. The objective data from RAND leads Dr. Anderson to conclude that the vast majority of claims against physicians are fruitless, if not frivolous, and our medical malpractice litigation system must be fixed.
Malpractice Claims Faced Annually by Physicians
In the YouTube video entitled Malpractice Claims Faced Annually by Physicians, Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, shares some profound data about our medical malpractice litigation system. This data resulted from collaboration between The Doctors Company and RAND Corporation.
This chart lists the percentage of physicians facing claims each year, broken down by specialty. It also displays the large number of claims that are closed with no indemnity payment. These findings provide objective evidence that our medical malpractice litigation system is broken and needs to be fixed.
Download and share this infographic, which illustrates the effect of malpractice claims on physicians—1,548 sleepless nights.