Professional liability claims and Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists members: Myth versus reality
There has been much press lately about physician’s malpractice insurance rates, with pushes in some states and nationally for legislation to “curb the crisis.” Well, sometimes reality is not quite as grim and this situation is no different. So, there are a few issues here since it isn’t actually that there are more claims being paid out. Most likely, it is that malpractice insurance companies are taking docs to the cleaners and generating increased profits. The other side of the coin is that, if this group of OB/GYN could improve patient satisfaction (patients don’t sue doctors they like) then these numbers would probably drop even lower.