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Medication errors and medical malpractice

Related Medical Malpractice Statistics

  • 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 malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 727 (4.8%) medical malpractice payments were made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $243,894 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $112,500 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 11,133 (5.7%) medical malpractice payments were made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $163,514 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $60,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physicians in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • There was a 4.32 year mean delay between medication related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • There was a 3.68 year median delay between medication related malpractice incident and payment in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 49 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against registered nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse anaesthetists in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 0 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse midwives in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 10 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against nurse practitioners in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 1 medication related malpractice payment reports were made against advanced nurse practitioners in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 61 (13.9%) medical malpractice payments related to medication were made by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $181,162 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $100,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by nurses in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 543 (11.8%) medical malpractice payments related to medication were made by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $238,702 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $53,687 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by nurses in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
  • Medical malpractice statistics for the USA 2003:
    • 8 (6.7%) medical malpractice payments related to medication were made by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $80,736 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $21,250 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 61 (7.9%) medical malpractice payments related to medication were made by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $102,296 was the mean medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • $25,000 was the median medical malpractice payments made due to medication related malpractice by physician assistants in the US 1990-2003 (2003 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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