With all the debate over medical malpractice reform and the early offer law in New Hampshire, it would be interesting to take a look at some hard numbers. Such as how many medical malpractice payments are made each year in New Hampshire and the amounts? According to a state-by-state analysis by The Kaiser Family Foundation, which total payments made during 2011 for medical malpractice claims for allopathic physicians (MDs), allopathic interns and residents (MDs), osteopathic physicians (DOs), and osteopathic interns and residents (DOs) (see more on data sources here).
The number of medical malpractice claims paid in NH was 50 in 2011, with an average claims payment of $382,000. That ranks NH 31st on the list of most total dollars paid in claims ($19,100,000). New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Illinois topped the list as the most total dollars in paid claims.
See more on Kaiser's state-by-state medical malpractice claims data at Statehealthfacts.org.
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