Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued
- Posted on: Aug 27 2011
I am going to try something different for a while. In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery. If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for me to check out, please leave a comment. I’m always looking for good content and the latest celebrity plastic surgery news.
So to start, we have an interesting article from Modern Medicine:
A new study, headed by Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, was based on data drawn from the files of a major national malpractice insurer. Researchers found that physicians in the five most-sued specialties — plastic surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic cardiovascular surgery, general surgery and orthopedic surgery — have a 99 percent chance of getting sued by age 65. The five least-sued specialties — for which the odds of being sued by age 65 are 75 percent — are dermatology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine and a category referred to as “other specialties.”
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Thank God, I’ve never been sued… yet. I know it’s unfortunately a matter of time, no matter how hard I take care of my patients. A sobering thought, I must admit, and one that enters my mind all the time.
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