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Study: Patient Care Improves When Docs Have Malpractice Immunity

Patient Safety Quality Healthcare
April 11, 2018

A six-year study found that adverse medical events declined at a Miami teaching hospital after physicians received immunity from malpractice lawsuits.

Published in Health Management, Policy and Innovation, the study found there was no negative impact on patient safety when approximately 900 University of Miami Health System physicians were given sovereign immunity from medical malpractice claims while working at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The incidence of harmful events decreased by 13% over a four-year period at Jackson Memorial, a public hospital that also serves as the University of Miami’s main teaching hospital.

Read more about the study at Patient Safety Quality Healthcare.