Posts Tagged ‘medical malpractice’

Infographic: 5 Ways the U.S. Healthcare System Is Broken

July 19th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Government deficits are driven almost entirely by healthcare costs, and U.S. healthcare costs per capita is exponentially higher than in other industrialized countries.

The Institute of Medicine estimates America loses $750 billion annually on unnecessary services, inefficient delivery of care, excessive administrative costs and other areas of wasteful spending, according to a new infographic from MBA Healthcare Management. This infographic also details issues with physician payment, lack of access to care, improper treatment of chronic conditions and the high rate of medical errors.

5 Ways the U.S. Healthcare System Is Broken

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Infographic: 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis

May 31st, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

Diederich Healthcare has done an analysis of the medical malpractice payouts in 2012 as recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Some of the statistics highlighted on this Diederich Healthcare infographic include the following:

  • Five states represent 47 percent of all 2012 medical malpractice payouts.
  • One medical malpractice payout was made every 43 minutes.
  • Female patients made up 57 percent of 2012 medical malpractice payouts.

2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis

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