The effectiveness of early warning systems that are based on incident of occurrence reports in improving medical malpractice claims processing and outcomes was studied. Results showed that malpractice claims established on the basis of early warning incident reports not only involve the full range of injury severity, but also identify claims warranting substantial indemnity payments.
Orley H. Lindgren et al.,
Medical Malpractice Risk Management Early Warning Systems,
54 Law and Contemporary Problems
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