Malpractice litigation against nurse practitioners (NPs) is on the rise. More cases are being filed and higher judgments are being awarded. Since 2004, the average award has risen 36%. NPs need to know the root causes of this crisis and how to prevent themselves from becoming defendants in such litigation. Communication and inclusivity are 2 of the main mechanisms for avoiding a costly judgment or settlement. This manuscript offers some simple suggestions for avoiding the hot seat.
- national practitioner data bank
- nurse practitioners
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing