24% of Medication-Related Malpractice Claims Involve Opioids
A Dose of Insight, is the data-driven review of the state of medication-related errors and liability in American healthcare (by Robert Hansom, Maryann Small, and Ann Lambrecht, published by Coverys). This white paper provides insight into the root causes of medication-related claims based on an analysis of over 100,000 closed medical liability claims over a five year period (from 2012 -2016). Their examination found that opioids accounted for the highest percentage of medication-related claims and, among those, nearly half the claims related to opioids involved primary care prescribers.
Listen as Dr. Ron Crosno, Chief Medical Officer for Kindred at Home, shares his insights about the need to examine his own opioid prescribing practice.