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Physician employment and legislative trends top issues for hospital risk managers, according to annual Aon/ASHRM report

The Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis, now in its 13th edition, is published by Aon Risk Solutions in conjunction with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. This annual study details the growth of integrated self-insurance strategies and highlights the challenges faced by systems as they pursue cost of risk savings.

The analysis includes examination of malpractice claim frequency and severity for hospitals and physicians by state, service and type of claim. The 2012 analysis is based on the participation of 125 hospital systems, representing 25 percent of the total U.S. hospital industry. Findings are subject to the conditions and limitations stated in the report.

The 2012 HPL Report reveals that the health care field is undergoing a fundamental change in the way care is delivered and financed, reshaping the risks organizations face on a daily basis. According to the 13th annual Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Report, hospital risk managers are grappling with greater physician integration and changes in state legislation that influence professional liability costs.

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The database includes 125 U.S. health care systems, representing 25 percent of the total U.S. hospital industry. Data collected includes 93,363 non-zero claims, representing more than $13.3 billion of incurred losses. The database contains historical claim information for 10accident years (2002 to 2011). All ASHRM members were invited to participate in the study, which is designed as a hands-on tool to provide health care risk managers with a better understanding of their cost of risk compared to an industry benchmark. Through measurement, analysis and comparison of the claim and exposure data, risk managers develop proactive strategies to reduce risk related costs and ultimately improve outcomes.

* All calculations are based on proprietary data and Aon makes no statement on the accuracy of the results and therefore assumes no liability.



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