The purpose of this manuscript is to review the past 4 years of malpractice allegations against nurse practitioners. Specifically, the article covers 5 areas: states with the highest litigation rates, top 5 allegation groups, specific malpractice allegations, severity of injury as a result of alleged malpractice, and mechanism of payment. The data for this study were derived from the National Practitioner Data Bank as of December 2010.
- Malpractice allegations
- National Practitioner Data Bank
- Severity of injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing