Prior Medical Malpractice Claims, Experience and Board Certification are Not Always Relevant to Future Care
Years of practice, like previous medical malpractice claims, were also not a reliable measure of future quality of care. Board certification showed only a small correlation to future quality care and was not deemed to be significant by the study authors.
What Can Be Done?
One of the study’s authors, says that the conclusions reached in this study should lead to more information being made public. She claims that the detailed information made available to health plans could provide patients with more reliable information about their prospective doctors.
Patients are reminded that medical malpractice can be committed by any doctor. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Virginia or Washington D.C. then contact a Northern Virginia medical injury lawyer today for a free consultation.
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