AMA malpractice survey reveals docs most at risk

Hospital leaders, take note. Your older, male physicians pose greater malpractice risks than your younger or female doctors, according to a report released yesterday by the American Medical Association. Male physicians are about twice as likely to be sued as female physicians (47.5 percent vs. 23.9 percent) The survey also revealed that almost 61 percent of physicians ages 55 and over have been sued, while just 15 percent of physicians under 40 faced liability claims. Article