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
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