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Diversity Among Healthcare Professionals
17Sep, 2018

The Life-Saving Benefit of Diversity in the Healthcare Industry

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While growing diversity in the medical field is clearly important for the minority and immigrant communities themselves, a recent Harvard study shows it is also helping contribute to better 30-day survival rates for patients. The study, which examined data gathered from more than 44,200 doctors who focus on internal medicine, and was conducted over a three-year period, suggests that there is more good going on here than just social equality.
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19Feb, 2015

The Doctors Company Releases Results of a Study on Malpractice Claims among Cardiologists

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The Doctors Company, one of the largest medical professional liability insurance providers in the country, has recently released the results of a major study they’ve done analyzing malpractice claims brought against cardiologists. The authors of the study looked at 429 closed claims brought against cardiologists from 2007-2013 and analyzed both the types of claims brought against these doctors and the causes of the injuries alleged in the claims. Types of Claims Made
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21Oct, 2014

New Study Shows that Malpractice Reform has Little Impact… Or Does It?

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A new study published by the Rand Corporation in the New England Journal of Medicine has many in the media aflutter with fresh pronouncements that reducing physicians’ risk of being sued doesn’t reduce defensive medicine and doesn’t save money. The study purports to show that in three states where reform was enacted certain variables, taken as indicators of defensive medicine, did not change substantially. But let’s look a little closer. The study looked at over three million Medicare patients over the period from 1997 to 2011. Researches looked specifically at […]
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