Navigation Links
Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors
Date:1/8/2013

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- American doctors spend nearly 11 percent of their careers with malpractice claims waiting to be resolved, new research indicates.

But the analysis of data from a large national malpractice insurance agency also revealed that some specialists spend nearly one-third of their careers with open malpractice claims.

The typical medical malpractice claim isn't filed until almost two years after the alleged incident, and isn't resolved until 43 months after the alleged incident, according to the study, which was published in the Jan. 7 issue of the journal Health Affairs.

Psychiatrists spend the least amount of time with open malpractice claims -- a total of nearly 16 months, or just over 3 percent of their careers. Neurosurgeons spend the most time with open malpractice claims -- nearly 131 months, or 27 percent of their careers, the investigators found.

The length of time it takes to resolve a malpractice claim takes a toll on patients, doctors and the legal system, the researchers said. The time spent dealing with open malpractice claims may be even more stressful for doctors than the financial costs, they noted.

"We believe that the time required to resolve malpractice claims may be a significant reason that physicians are so vocal about malpractice reform, and that any attempt at malpractice reform will need to take the speed with which cases are resolved into account," corresponding study author Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School and general internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a Harvard news release.

New strategies are needed to speed resolution of malpractice claims and to reduce the number of baseless claims, the researchers said.

"Our sense is that we are probably spending too long to resolve many of these cases and that lengthy time to resolution has many unanticipated costs to patients, phy
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UH students spent summer making a difference with hands-on research
2. Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study
3. Old Money Gets Spent More Quickly, Study Finds
4. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
5. Alex Galindo, Attorney and Partner at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, Court Wins Against the County of Riverside's Motion to Dismiss Medical Malpractice Case
6. E-Records Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims
7. Kernicterus Brain Damage in Babies Linked to Medical Malpractice
8. Johns Hopkins malpractice study: Surgical never events occur at least 4,000 times per year
9. A Serious Problem: Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Console & Hollawell React to Alarming Doctor Error Statistics from Johns Hopkins University Researchers
10. Wake-Up Call: Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Console & Hollawell Express Concern After Surgeon Gives Hepatitis B to Patients
11. Looming malpractice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Time Spent on Malpractice Suits May Take Toll on Doctors
(Date:5/22/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... Sunset Plaza Dental announces that they are now ... restorative and other dental treatments. At consultations, patients ... them. Questions regarding what certain treatments can achieve ... be covered during this initial appointment. If treatments ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A Phase 3 ... American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting ... rates for those patients who received bevacizumab in ... pemetrexed/cisplatin. Bevacizumab (Avastin® Genentech, Inc.) is an antibody ... is already routinely used to treat many other ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 In an effort ... and Sons is offering to donate $5 dollars for ... AC unit or water softening system. Customers have their ... and Sons gets business; and the Special Olympics receives ... Special Olympics helps over 4.4 million athletes, and boasts ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015 A new program for the ... the field of Physical Therapy. , James Earl ... mystery out of physical therapy and discusses how the ... for a variety of ailments and injuries. Physical ... exercise plan that enhances daily activities such as house ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Yisrayl ... Abilene, Texas, has released a new letter calling on religious ... , The letter, which was published on his blog, discusses ... and what is needed to stop it. Yisrayl says mankind ... from what is experienced in today’s society. , “Yahweh ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:West Hollywood Dental Office, Sunset Plaza Dental is Now Offering Complimentary Consultations 2Health News:Mesothelioma Research Organization Excited About Imminent Improvement to Standard of Care 2Health News:Parker and Sons is Proud to Support the Special Olympics with Their Everybody Wins Program 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Calls on All Religions to Wake Up and Make Drastic Changes to End Suffering in New Letter 2
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders held ... President Obama in the Cannon Caucus Room. Below are the ... Yes, it was a great occasion for us to receive ... will be making history with our vote and making progress for ...
... the U.S. , SATURDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly ... it,s not sex). , Rather, it,s binge drinking -- downing ... have a hard time identifying alcohol as a drug," said ... counseling center at Stony Brook University on Long Island, N.Y. ...
... ... of hot peppers and caffeine. ThermaFeet targets foot pain and soreness with a soothing natural ... , ... 2009 -- A new foot spray from Greensations fights pain and increases circulation with the ...
... endorses House health bill loaded with pledge-breaking tax hikes , ... Tax Reform: , By formally endorsing the House ... of his 2008 campaign was a lie. , During the campaign, ... " of taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year: ...
... Nov. 6 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ... to signal the beginning of a new mission for ... years. , More than 1,300 VA clinicians and health ... support for homeless and low-income veterans, and community- and ...
... Nov. 6 Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a ... that the company will present at the Piper Jaffray 21st ... New York City. , The presentation is scheduled to begin ... It will be available to all interested parties through ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pelosi Remarks Following House Democrats' Meeting with President Obama 2Health News:Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk 2Health News:Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk 3Health News:Hot Peppers and Caffeine Relieve Painful Feet, Toe Fungus and Foot Odor 2Health News:ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died 2Health News:ATR: Obama Lied, His Tax Pledge Died 3Health News:VA Summit Frames Plan to End Veteran Homelessness 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... CSL Behring its 2015 Corporate Leadership Award as recognition ... and improving the care of the bleeding disorders community.  The ... Managing Director, CSL Limited, during the NHF Annual Spring Soiree ... 21. "The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 20, 2015 Research and ... the "Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for ... (2014 Edition) " report to their offering. ... one of segment market of the most growth ... medical device manufacturers and producers to penetrate such ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... a sweeping analysis assessing the current state of diabetes ... conclude that there remains considerable room for improving treatment ... but especially for adolescents and young adults. The analysis ... the need to address barriers to care and implement ... patients achieve optimal metabolic control. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 2Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 4Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 5
... Calif., March 7, 2012  ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ... process and store adult stem cells, said today that it ... County Growth Stock Conference on Wednesday, March 14. ... Officer, will begin at 10:30 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time (1:30 ...
...  The Alzheimer,s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the ... recipients of their fifth annual research award, ... The goal of the program is to accelerate ... (FTD).  The ADDF/AFTD program awarded ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced 2Awards for Drug Discovery Research for Frontotemporal Degeneration Announced 3
... is the #1 Pipettor for sub-microliter ... and reliability. Continuously adjustable. Features lPLUS, ... Easy interchangeable ejector buttons to fit ... rapid pipet tip ejector with three ...
... offers improved ergonomics for today's exacting ... grippy finger rest and the large ... efficiency. Finnpipette Digitals also feature soft-touch ... (pat. pend.) and super blow-out for ...
This adjustable-volume digital micropipet is used to accurately measure and transfer small solution volumes in the 100-1,000 microliter range....
... the #1 Pipettor for sub-microliter pipetting ... reliability. Continuously adjustable. Features lPLUS, a ... interchangeable ejector buttons to fit large ... pipet tip ejector with three different ...
Medicine Products: