Is there a link between physician specialties and likelihood of malpractice claims?

September 7, 2011    |   By: Calevir

A recent New England Journal of Medicine article finds physician specialties can face high risk of claims, variations in lawsuits and variations in payments. The report states that “75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% of those in high-risk specialties were projected to face a [malpractice] claim,” and many will encounter their first claim before they are 45 years of age.
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