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Data Sharing Project
Diagnostic Error

21,329 closed claims and lawsuits were reported to the Data Sharing Project (DSP) between 2017 and 2019. Thirty-two percent of these claims cited diagnostic error as the primary allegation. Learn more



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Data Sharing Project Obstetric/Gynecological Surgery Claims
A review of claims and lawsuits closed between 2016 and 2018 identified 1,778 Obstetric/Gynecological surgery (Ob/Gyn) related cases. Learn more


Data Sharing Project Procedure Allegations 2016-2018
In a review of claims reported to the MPL Association Data Sharing Project closed in 2016-2018, the most common allegations named were procedure (48%), diagnostic (33%), medication/iv fluids (7%), and administrative-related issues (4%). Learn more


Data Sharing Project Telemedicine 2014-2018
A recent review of the MPL Association Data Sharing Project (2014-2018) indicated 2% (677 of 33,151) of claims and lawsuits involved a telehealth service ranging from phone calls with doctors, mobile health, remote patient monitoring, and live video conferencing. A more in-depth review of telemedicine claims will be the focus of the next issue of Research Notes. Learn more


Data Sharing Project Gastroenterology 2009-2018
Gastroenterology claims and lawsuits closed between 2009 and 2018 were reviewed in the MPL Association Data Sharing Project. Among the internal medicine subspecialties (4,982 closed claims/958 paid claims), cardiovascular disease (1,714/398), gastroenterology (1,307/273), and pulmonary disease (731/105) were the top three specialties in closed claims and paid claims. Learn more


DSP Snapshots

MPL Closed Claims 2016-2018
This brief snapshot provides a retrospective review of the indemnity payments, Allocated Loss Adjustment Expense (ALAE), time length to resolution, and resolution of U.S. MPL claims reported over the most recent three-year span. Learn more


MPL Specialty 2016-2018
This analysis is focused on top medical specialties named in MPL claims reported to the DSP for the years 2016-2018 including a focus on internal medicine (IM) and IM subspecialties, radiology, obstetrics, and orthopedic surgery. Learn more


Research Department Publications/Collaborations

Closing the Loop on Diagnosis Errors,
Physicians Insurance Magazine, Spring 2021 Learn more


Emergency Department and Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Claims 2001-15,
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, February 2021. Learn more