Medical malpractice is more likely to have severe outcomes when it occurs in hospitals
Medical malpractice occurs when hospitals, doctors, or clinics choose an inappropriate method of care, or when they chose the right treatment, but carry it out incorrectly.
The American Academy of Family Physicians cited a report that evaluates primary care malpractice lawsuits settled between 1985 and 2000 in the United States. The study focused on a subset of 5,921 claims that were clear errors. Researchers found that:
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