Here are several key findings from the report:
• The number of malpractice payments by physicians (9,758 payments) was the lowest on record, even after adjusting for inflation.
• The average medical malpractice payment (about $327,000) declined from previous years.
• Four-fifths of medical malpractice awards compensated for death, catastrophic harm or serious permanent injuries.
• Medical malpractice payments made up 0.12 percent of all healthcare costs.
Read the report in full here.
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