Malpractice: Nurse Practitioners and Claims Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Judgment
  • Malpractice allegations
  • National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Settlement
  • Severity of injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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