Monthly Archives: January 2016

Medical Malpractice Survey: Litigation’s Toll on Doctors

It isn’t a surprise that malpractice lawsuits can wreak long-term financial and emotional havoc on physicians, but it helps to put into perspective just how detrimental the experience of being sued can be. Medscape's Medical Malpractice Report for 2015, “Why Most Doctors Get Sued,” is a telling survey of almost 4000 primary care physicians and…
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UK Study Explores Impact of Malpractice Stress

A problem must have a name and definition to be solved, and the increased stress experienced by medical practitioners can only be addressed if its parameters are well defined. One defined source of stress is being named in some kind of official complaint. A recent study surveyed 7,926 United Kingdom physicians, one cohort of whom…
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