Advanced Practice Providers' (APPs) Increased Practice Means Increased Risk Print
Written by Daniel Casciato   
Friday, 18 October 2019 16:47

Healthcare professionals want to prevent any potential legal actions as it relates to the excellent care they provide to their patients. This includes advanced practice providers (APPs), such as Nurse Practitioners who now face similar legal issues to those experienced by physicians and other medical providers. According to Tom Murphy, a Med Mal and Workers Comp Specialist with Danna-Gracey, one of the largest independent brokers of insurance coverages for the healthcare sector, the most common causes for a malpractice claim involving APPs are as follows:
  • Failure to follow the standard of care;
  • Improper use of medical equipment;
  • Failure to document;
  • Failure to monitor and properly assess the patient care, and;
  • Failure to communicate.