AN MPL ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COMMUNITY Inside Medical Liability

Second Quarter 2021

 

Transformative Changes Impact Healthcare Delivery and MPL

As the healthcare delivery system adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic, it evolved to serve a vastly different set of patients and needs than existed before March 2020. Instead of in-person interactions oriented toward preventive, elective, and emergency care, care shifted toward telemedicine and surges of the critically ill swamping emergency rooms and intensive care facilities.

By Amy Buttell


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Healthcare Delivery, MPL Evolve in Response to the Pandemic

Jeffrey Levin-Scherz is an assistant professor at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and population health leader at Willis Towers Watson. Inside Medical Liability spoke with Dr. Levin-Scherz about how healthcare delivery, medicine, and MPL are evolving in response to the pandemic.

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DSP Highlight

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.


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International Perspective

COVID-19 in the Netherlands

For the medical professional liability (MPL) market in the Netherlands, the outlook was similar to much of the world. The number of MPL claims over the past few years had remained constant, if not actually declined.

By Arnoud van Schaik


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