Dr. Schaffer is an attending physician in the Hospital Medicine Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a senior clinical analytics specialist at CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, all in Boston. Dr. Kachalia is an attending physician in the Hospital Medicine Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and the chief quality officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
1. Dyrbye LN et al. Burnout among health care professionals: A call to explore and address this underrecognized threat to safe, high-quality care. National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. 2017 Jul 5.
2. Helland E et al. Bargaining in the shadow of the website: Disclosure’s impact on medical malpractice litigation. American Law and Economics Review. 2010;12(2):423-61.
3. Bishop TF et al. Physicians’ views on defensive medicine: A national survey. Arch Intern Med. Jun 28 2010;170(12):1081-3.
4. Kachalia A et al. Overuse of testing in preoperative evaluation and syncope: A survey of hospitalists. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jan 20;162(2):100-8.
5. Schaffer AC et al. Liability impact of the hospitalist model of care. J Hosp Med. Dec 2014;9(12):750-5.
6. CRICO Strategies. Medication-related malpractice risks: 2016 CBS Benchmarking Report. Boston. The Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions; 2016. Available at: www.rmf.harvard.edu/cbsreport (accessed Sept. 14, 2017).
7. Schaffer AC et al. Rates and characteristics of paid malpractice claims among US physicians by specialty, 1992-2014. JAMA Intern Med. May 2017;177(5):710-8.
8. Kachalia A et al. Liability claims and costs before and after implementation of a medical error disclosure program. Ann Intern Med. Aug 17 2010;153(4):213-21.