Harvard researchers have found that by age 65, 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties such as family medicine, pediatrics or psychiatry will have faced a malpractice claim; the rate for high-risk specialties is reported to be 99%. In high risk specialties such as neurosurgery and cardiovascular-thoracic surgery, approximately 19% of practitioners face a claim each year.
Find out what you can do to reduce the risk of a malpractice suit. Top on the list is communication. Read more.