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.
Originating in the hospital setting, surgical allegations were #1 in occurrence and #1 in cost.
Nursing was the most frequently cited service responsible for care at the time of the alleged harm event.
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 claims account for 4% of all claim costs and 4% of all claims.
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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