How to Manage Malpractice Risk in Your Emergency Department

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
By Christopher Cheney
June 25, 2019

There are dozens of actions that health systems and hospitals can take to manage malpractice risk in their emergency departments, a new report published today says.

Emergency departments (ED) are a crucial frontline healthcare setting, with more than 138 million visits to emergency rooms annually. EDs are the fourth most common healthcare setting for malpractice claims, according to Coverys, a medical liability firm that insures 42,000 medical professionals and 800 healthcare organizations.