Nurse practitioners at physician offices served with more malpractice claims: study

New research found that nurse practitioners have more malpractice suits when working in a physician office than in an office owned by a nurse practitioner.

The "Nurse Practitioner Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report: 5th Edition," compiled by CNA and Nurses Service Organization, analyzed 232 CNA professional liability claims closed between January 2017 and December 2021 and resulted in payments greater than $10,000.

The study found that 31.5 percent of claims occurred in physician office practices, while 13.8 percent occurred in nurse practitioner office practices.

The number of claims in physician offices dropped roughly 8 percent since 2017, while nurse practitioner office claims rose by roughly 5 percent in that time. This may be due to the number of nurse practitioners entering the workforce and the number of states dropping physician oversight requirements, according to the report.

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