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Hospitals Need to Brace for Upward Trend in Malpractice Claim

PSQH – Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

By:  Christopher Cheney

December 4, 2019

There has been a dramatic upward trend in hospital medical malpractice claims over the past two decades, according to a new report from Aon and Beazley Group.

Over the past two decades, the medical professional liability insurance marketplace has been hardening in response to higher paid claims. The evolving market is putting upward pressure on premiums and downward pressure on insurance industry capacity.