HomeLearnAS HEALTHCARE COSTS RISE IN 2016, CAN WE EXPECT PHYSICIANS’ MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY RISKS TO INCREASE AS WELL?

Jeff Brunken discusses how rising healthcare costs can impact medical professional liability risks in this February 2016 issue of Medical Liability Monitor.

Recent reports showed that Americans have a high health cost burden relative to their incomes. The impact could be a number of things which can increase a physician’s medical professional liability risk:

  • Consumers who bear a higher out-of-pocket cost for healthcare could have higher expectations
  •  Impact of patients’ compliance with physician-care recommendations
  • Physician practices now must collect larger sums from patients which can further strain physician- patient relations

 

To read more, download the full article here: Brunken – Medical Liability Monitor – February 2016 (pdf).

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