Anesthesia
Allegations triggering anesthesia claims are #6 in occurrence and #6 in cost.
Diagnostic Error
Diagnostic error is the #1 most costly and #2 most frequent allegation.
Emergency Department
In Emergency Department claims, diagnostic error is #1 most frequent allegation.

Family Medicine
Family medicine claims account for 16% of all costs and 7% of all claims.
Hospital
Originating in the hospital setting, surgical allegations were #1 in occurrence and #1 in cost.
Nursing
Nursing was the most frequently cited service responsible for care at the time of the alleged harm event.
Obstetrics
Obstetrical claims are third in total incurred cost despite representing only 4% of all claims.
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedics is the most frequently cited specialty team responsible for care at the time of the alleged patient injury.
Radiology
Radiology claims account for 4% of all claim costs and 4% of all claims.
Surgery
Surgical allegations are #1 in occurrence and #2 in cost.
Senior Living
Failure to ensure resident safety was the #1 most frequent allegation.
Team Communication
Communication breakdowns are a contributing factor in 35% of harm events.
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