The case highlights concerns regarding malpractice caps for PAs who have DSA agreements with physicians.
A 10% decline in lawsuits is likely attributable to two significant changes in the state's medical malpractice rules.
A total of $3.6 billion was paid out for medical malpractice lawsuits in 2012, and 48% of those payouts occurred in five states.
Electronic health record use is associated with a lower rate of malpractice claims among clinicians working in multiple specialties.
A jury disagreed with a medical malpractice panel's unanimous decision by favoring with the plaintiff.
During an average career spanning 40 years, clinicians will spend more than 10% of the time with an unresolved malpractice claim.
A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.
Healthcare costs continue to rise despite reductions in frequency, amount of malpractice payouts each year for the past decade.
The attorney general of Florida has filed a brief defending the state's current monetary cap on medical malpractice awards.
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From 2005 to 2014, there has been a slight increase in the rate of malpractice cases among PAs.