Thursday, August 12, 2010

AMA Report Shows about 42% of Physicians Are Sued

A 2007-2008 study of physicians by the American Medical Association (AMA) shows that about 42% of physicians have been sued during their career. The data was collected through the AMA's Physician Practice Information survey, which is used to develop relative value units (RVUs) for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

The study provides MSPs with benchmarking data on medical malpractice, including the average amount of settled and tried claims, as well as frequency of claims based on the age, gender, and specialty of the physician.

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