Litigation Stress & Related Resources - Facing a legal battle can take a toll on emergency physicians’ physical and emotional well being. While we can’t promise to completely alleviate the stress associated with litigation, the College offers several resources.
Information and Resources Regarding Litigation Stress Compiled by members of the ACEP Well-being Committee, June 2015
Take this link to see a list of: Websites, Books, Articles, Studies on Litigation Stress, and areas for further research and development
Clinical Policies and Their Role in Risk Management and Liability
Compiled by members of the ACEP Medical Legal Committee, July 2015
Related ACEP Policies
Medical Malpractice and Errors
Health Affairs, Sept. 2010, Vol 29, #9
Medical Malpractice Insurance: Multiple Factors Have Contributed to Increased Premium Rates June 2003 report from the General Accounting Office (GAO). Determined that sufficient data is not available on this topic. Sole recommendation is for Congress to consider encouraging NAIC and state regulators to identify and collect additional information that could be used to properly evaluate the medical malpractice insurance market.
Medical Liability Insurance Crisis The lack of affordable liability insurance is threatening the ability of many physicians to practice medicine, potentially leaving patients without access to medical care.