News tagged with medical claims
In reviewing 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts, Johns Hopkins researchers found that diagnostic errors—not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses—accounted for the largest fraction of claims, the most severe ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The nation's leading group of financial risk analysts says medical claims costs—the biggest driver of insurance premiums—will jump an average 32 percent for individual policies under President Barack Obama's health ...
Health Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Antipsychotic administration in the elderly is associated with an increased risk for cerebrovascular accident, more commonly known as stroke; a new study published in Biological Psychiatry provides additional insight into t ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Looming malpractice: Waiting for claims resolution takes up more than ten per cent of the average medical career
The average physician can expect to spend nearly 11 per cent of his or her career with a malpractice claim waiting to be resolved. Some specialists will spend nearly a third of their careers with open claims.
Health Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay News) -- Malpractice claims dipped dramatically among Massachusetts physicians after they began using electronic medical records, according to new research, although it's not clear whether the ...
Health Jun 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A large-scale study of medical claims data shows that introducing sophisticated biologic therapies early in the course of treatment for Crohn's disease improves response to medication and reduces the need for surgery.
Inflammatory disorders Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Defense costs for medical malpractice claims vary among specialties and are higher for claims that result in indemnity payments, according to a letter published in the April 5 issue of the New En ...
Health Apr 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute and his team demonstrate that socioeconomically ...
Health Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Federal regulators are ordering several companies to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that uses protein from the human placenta.
Medications Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
Diagnostic physicians at increased risk for medical malpractice claims due to communication failures
Because clinical evaluation often depends on diagnostic tests, diagnostic physicians have a responsibility to notify referring clinicians when test results reveal urgent or unexpected findings. According to an article selected ...
Other Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The debates over health care reform may soon become more informed. A new study undertaken by a group of researchers, including Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Professor Amitabh Chandra, provides a detailed snapshot ...
Other Aug 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades.
Other Aug 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Ever since the Institute of Medicine issued its landmark report "To Err Is Human" in 1999, significant attention has been paid to improving patient safety in hospitals nationwide.
Health Jun 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0