What’s Driving the Costs of Malpractice Claims?

What are the costs of the malpractice claims? According to the study published in Health Affairs, “National Costs of the Medical Liability System”, concluded that the costs are $55.6 billion a year, which is 2.4% of annual healthcare spending. This $55.6 billion is divided as follows: $45.6 billion in defensive medicine costs $5.7 billion in … Continue reading

Does saying “sorry” to a medical error increase or decrease liability?

The Nerdy Nurse made a great comment in response to whether our healthcare system is too litigious: If we extend [a] little more respect and customer service to our patients, I believe the number of lawsuits would decline. remember, patients don’t sue their friends. Make them feel welcome and treat them like a human being, and … Continue reading