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1% of Docs Commit 32% of Malpractice

According to a study published in the January 28, 2016 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, one percent of the doctors are responsible for 32% of the medical malpractice claims paid out in the United States. Researchers based this finding on a review of 66,426 malpractice claims paid between 2005 and 2014. Researchers also found that doctors with two claims paid were much more likely pay out on additional claims than their colleagues with one or less claims paid. Studdert et. al., Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims, N Eng J Med 374: 354-362 Jan. 28, 2016. These findings raise an interesting question: How can patients find out whether their doc

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