The basics of medical malpractice: a primer on navigating the system.

Abstract:

:Medical malpractice with its associated costs, including insurance premiums, impact on practice, consequences for career and insurability, and emotional toll, is a reality of practicing medicine in the United States. Understanding the types of claims that may be asserted, the issues to consider when securing insurance coverage, how to manage the cost of insurance, the nuances of the claims process, and the implications of the claims process are critical to the successful management of this aspect of medical practice. This article provides a guide for practicing physicians on the legal, financial, and practical considerations involved.

journal_name

Chest

journal_title

Chest

authors

Nepps ME

doi

10.1378/chest.08-0186

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2008-11-01 00:00:00

pages

1051-1055

issue

5

eissn

0012-3692

issn

1931-3543

pii

S0012-3692(08)60369-4

journal_volume

134

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