Strong link between comprehensive obstetric patient safety program and dramatic reduction in liability claims

According to a recent publication in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, when Yale School of Medicine implemented a comprehensive obstetric patient safety initiative, they saw a dramatic drop in their liability payments by 95%. Yale School of Medicine researchers found “a strong association between introduction of a comprehensive obstetric patient safety initiative and a dramatic reduction in liability claims and liability payments.” The research estimated a 95% reduction in direct liability payments and a savings of $48.5 million over a 5-year period.

Most importantly, the study concludes, “A reduction in liability claims is likely a hallmark of an environment with improved quality [of care].” The study goes on to state that combining the results of this study and previous studies suggests a direct causal relationship between improved quality of care, patient safety, and medical malpractice lawsuits.”

2017-12-19T15:43:28-06:00
We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Ok