Rachel Klein, Technology Insights
Concerns over malpractice have been a constant source of anxiety for OB/GYNs over the past 20 years. Recent coverage in the Daily Briefing show the sizeable claims ($76M) paid to patients blaming the hospital for their children’s disabilities.
These jury awards cause administrators and physicians to second-guess their ability to provide all or select services in this environment. Further, these types of cases can increase the malpractice coverage for both the physician and hospital as they may be considered at greater risk of suit. OB/GYNs already have some of the highest malpractice coverage and have had to reconsider their practices as a result.
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