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2019 Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis

Now in its 20th edition, the Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis is a leading health care industry report that provides 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.

In the 2019 edition of the Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report, researchers share insights on the impact of a tightening market on medical malpractice insurance trends, cause of loss statistics, best practice in insurance policy review and more.

New to this year’s study, CRICO provides a deeper dive on the impact of employing physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) on medical professional liability costs. While PAs and NPs have a small impact on overall MPL exposure, they are involved in higher-severity cases, involving diagnosis-related or communication failures.

Also new to the study, Honigman recommends that conducting a comprehensive review of insurance policies every few years is certainly a best practice and may also be precipitated by experiences with claims handling, changing market conditions, purchasing other types of insurance, and recent legal decisions.

About the Benchmark

The Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark Analysis is produced under a co-marketing agreement between Aon and The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). The study 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 and analysis of claim and exposure data, risk managers develop proactive strategies to reduce risk-related costs and ultimately improve outcomes.

If you would like to participate in future benchmarking studies or have any questions, please contact us at hpl.benchmark@aon.com.

Purchase the 2019 Report
To purchase a copy of the 2019 Hospital and Professional Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis, visit the ASHRM Bookstore.

Access the Highlight Placemat of the 2019 Benchmark
To view the report highlights, access the 2019 Benchmark placemat.

Access the Executive Summary of the 2019 Benchmark
To view the report Introduction, Letter to Readers and Executive Summary, access the abridged Executive Summary (PDF).



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