Providers should ensure they hold proper medical license and have medical liability coverage.
Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.
Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.
Significant fluctuations in malpractice payments were noted based on doctors’ age, location, workload and practice size.
The adoption of noneconomic damages caps reduces average malpractice payments by 15%.
Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests.