Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice Claim Review

By Lori Atkinson, RN, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS | Constellation Content Manager and Patient Safety Expert
With Contributions by Matt Quinn, IMA Business Development Executive

In an analysis of Constellation malpractice claims asserted between 2010 and 2017, surgical allegations are number one in occurrence and number two in cost.
The most frequently cited clinician responsible for care at the time of an alleged injury in surgical claims is orthopedics, accounting for 28% of claims and 20% of costs.
  • Learn more about top contributing factors driving surgeon performance and management related allegations
  • Uncover risk and patient safety strategies
  • Learn what best practices surgeons and care teams should follow for best patient outcomes

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