The purpose of this manuscript is to provide the reader with an overview of the historical development of the National Practitioner Data Bank and then to compare the malpractice cases that have closed in the past 20 years with the current trend of the past 5 years. These data provide insight into areas that nurse practitioners might wish to focus on in an attempt to keep malpractice claims as low as possible.
- Health Care Quality Improvement Act
- National practitioner data bank
- Public use data file
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing