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How Do Internal Medicine Malpractice Claims Compare to Other Specialties?

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Background: While the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) has tracked malpractice claims for many years, specialty-specific data has been lacking. Objective: Determine the frequency and characteristics of malpractice claims for US physicians, stratified by specialty. Design: Database study. Participants: 175,667 US physicians. Methods: Claims data from the NPDB were matched with each physician's primary specialty using the American Medical Association Physician Master file. A pa more...
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