Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:Medical Mistakes Today Errors can result in medical malpractice lawsuits 61% of doctors are sued at some point Medical malpractice payouts totaled over $3 billion dollars in 2014 Suffering from medical errors: not measurable 20
Slide notes:Medical mistakes often result in lawsuits for malpractice. A study by the American Medical Association found that approximately 61 percent of all physicians will have been sued at some point in their careers. Medical malpractice payouts totaled over 3 billion dollars in 2014. The cost of human suffering from medical errors is probably not measurable. However, it is the reason that patient safety remains a top priority for the entire health care workforce. 20