The Doctors Company publishes study of ER Claims: Dx Error at top of list

Ruth Ryan rryan at LAMMICO.COM
Sat Apr 18 20:25:50 UTC 2015


The Doctors Company is a large professional liability insurer. This week they published a study of 332 medical malpractice claims against emergency medicine physicians and found that diagnostic error was by far the largest cause of claims and patient harm, accounting for 57% of the claims. The study may be downloaded at this link.

http://www.thedoctors.com/KnowledgeCenter/PatientSafety/articles/CON_ID_011767


Ruth
Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM
Senior Risk Management Education Specialist
LAMMICO
1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 700
Metairie, LA 70001
E-Mail rryan at lammico.com<mailto:rryan at lammico.com>
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