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Medical Error Disclosure Program Found to Reduce Lawsuits
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When the University of Michigan Health System launched a program to inform patients of harmful medical errors and offer compensation, legal claims dropped more than 25%. The numbers of lawsuits decreased along with liability costs, also the remaining legal issues were resolved much faster.

“These findings demonstrate that it is possible to implement a disclosure-with-offer program without increasing liability claims and costs,” wrote the authors in the report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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