Key clinical point: Diagnosis-related claims were most common in all age groups, except neonates.
Major finding: Thirty-seven percent of claims resulted in a payment to the claimant; the mean payment was $630,456.
Study details: Analysis of 1,215 closed claims during 2008-2017.
Disclosures: The Doctors Company, a national medical liability insurer, conducted the analysis.
Ranum D. The Doctor’s Advocate. First Quarter 2019.