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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 have been lacking. Objective: To determine the frequency and characteristics of malpractice claims for U.S. physicians, stratified by specialty. Design: Database study. Methods: 280,368 malpractice claims data from the NPDB, involving 175,667 U.S. physicians, were matched with each physician's primary specialty using the American Medical Association Ph more...
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