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Medical Liability

AHRQ Announces Intent to Publish Grant and Contract Solicitations for Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Projects

Malpractice Limits Affect Physician Supply
Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Initiative
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
Review of Reforms to Our Medical Liability System

Research Findings

Research Activities, September 2012:
AHRQ-funded medical liability and patient safety initiative shows promise for reducing patient harm, lawsuits, and costs
Research Activities, July 2012:
Study identifies signals that may predict infant neurological impairment
Research Activities, December 2011:
Volume of paid outpatient malpractice claims underscores need for greater patient safety efforts in this area
Research Activities, March 2011:
Hospitals face dilemmas about disclosure of large-scale adverse events
Research Activities, February 2011:
Flawed State apology and disclosure laws dilute their intended impact on malpractice suits
Research Activities, September 2010:
Obstetrician malpractice claims lead to small reduction in inpatient deliveries, but not C-section rates
Research Activities, September 2009:
Two studies explore radiologists' perceptions of malpractice risk and enjoyment of interpreting mammograms
Research Activities, May 2009:
Physicians who use electronic health records may be less likely to pay malpractice claims
Vehicle accidents and patient mishandling are the most common reasons for legal claims against emergency medical services

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