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Leading reasons U.S. physicians are sued 2015

This graph presents the most common reasons for malpractice suits against U.S. physicians as of 2015. It was found that failure to diagnose and patients suffering an abnormal injury were the most common reasons for physicians being sued, each accounting for 31 percent of the total.

Most common reasons for malpractice suits against U.S. physicians as of 2015

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Sources

Release date

January 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 21 to November 3, 2015

Number of respondents

3,985 respondents

Special properties

primary care physicians and selected specialists

Method of interview

Online survey

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