The Daily

The Industry Surveys Nursing Malpractice Claims

And the results are not surprising. Misdiagnosis, prescribing errors, and wrongful death make up most of the claims. When I worked in defense of hospitals, nurses were the hardest witnesses to prepare. They are left alone too long and forced to do things they wouldn’t normally if they’d been under the direct supervision of a medical doctor. It is hard to get them back in the box when they spend every workday like that,

Family and adult-gerontology primary care constitute 66% of all claims – with most occurring in the office of an NP or physician and many involving diagnoses and medication prescribing failures. The neonatal specialty again represents the highest average total incurred of closed claims.

You can access the Nurse Practitioner Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report (5th Edition) here.