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Medical Malpractice and Medication errors

Medical malpractice statistics for Medication errors:

The following are statistics from various sources about medical malpractice and Medication errors:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for medication-related malpractice in the USA:
    • 758 medical malpractice payments were made due to medication related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $184,986 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $100,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 10,408 medical malpractice payments were made due to medication related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $157,945 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $52,500 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for medication-related malpractice in the USA:
    • There was a 4.06 year mean time delay between medication related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 3.65 year median time delay between medication related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit payment statistics for medication-related malpractice and nursing in the USA:
    • 426 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 24 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 2 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 31 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 1990-2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for medication-related malpractice in the USA:
    • There were 7,472 medication related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • 26% of primary malpractice acts or omissions were medication related in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)
    • $920,577,368 in payments were made for medication related primary malpractice acts or omissions in the US 1990-96 (The National Practitioner Data Bank Public Use File)

Medical articles on symptoms:

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About malpractice:

For a general overview of medical malpractice issues for all diseases, see Medical Malpractice. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, including malpractice-related issues in misdiagnosis, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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