I always find something interesting in the yearly rate surveys aggregating malpractice premiums. State to state, subspecialty to subspecialty, the numbers are all over the board. The howls of crisis are often overblown, but for the outliers, whoa!
Of note as well:
Experts say a primary driver of premium moderation has been the low frequency of lawsuits filed nationwide.
Most docs are not aware that overall, payouts, litigation frequency, and premiums are on a downward path, and this trend has continued for the past decade.
Regardless, have a look:
“We Need Creative Solutions” When I read or hear the sentence above, I think of one thing and one thing only. The solution is long in coming, involves input from multiple parties, has no obvious fix, is costly–in either money or time, and we undergird it by a whopper of a collective action problem. How […]
It’s that time of (every other) year! Once again, your hospital medicine group (HMG) has a unique opportunity to contribute to our collective understanding of the current state of hospital medicine in the United States. SHM’s State of Hospital Medicine Survey kicked off this week and will be open until February 16th. I strongly urge […]
For several decades, providers working within hospitals have had incentives to reduce stay durations and keep patient flow tip-top. DRG-based and capitated payments expedited that shift. Accompanying the change, physicians became more aware of the potential repercussions of sicker and quicker discharges. They began to monitor their care and as best as possible, use what measures […]