Nursing malpratice claims report

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    just got this from my malpractice insurer today. the link to the full report is at the end--interesting reading.

    nursing professional claim reports
    in addition to being the largest provider of professional liability insurance coverage to nursing professionals, nso is a leading provider of risk management information.
    through our risk management efforts, nso is working to provide nursing professionals with the knowledge needed to reduce their liability exposure while improving patient outcomes.

    new nurse liability report
    understanding nurse liability, 2006-2010: a three-part approach
    an analysis of nursing malpractice claims over a five-year period

    highlights include:
    over $83 million was paid in indemnity (judgments and settlements) and expenses on behalf of nurses during the study period, realizing an average total incurred of $204,594 per claim.
    fifty-seven percent of rns who experienced a license defense paid claim worked in a hospital while 56% of lpn/lvns worked in an aging services setting.
    the number of claims significantly increased, the longer respondents worked as nurses. the highest percentage involved respondents who had worked more than 21 years as a nurse.

    you can find the entire understanding nurse liability, 2006-2010: a three-part approach report at www.nso.com/nurseclaimreport2011.
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    Just in time. I am investigating purchasing malpractice insurance. Thanks for sharing this.
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    I bought mine thru my home insurer. Interesting that older nurses have more claims with judgments than newer nurses. Bet they are taking shortcuts.
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    Quote from classicdame
    I bought mine thru my home insurer. Interesting that older nurses have more claims with judgments than newer nurses. Bet they are taking shortcuts.
    Because new grads are the ones worried ****less about doing something wrong and hurting their patients.
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    Not really - what you have is the statistical probability that during your time employed as a nurse, you WILL be involved in a lawsuit.
    LobotRN, Esme12, dishes, and 4 others like this.
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    your report mirrors the one i received a while back... it makes you think for a second, as i always said it's worth paying the premium, since one never knows when you might need it.
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