PIAA produces a wide range of publications to meet the needs of participants in the MPL field. Research publications, for example, feature analyses of MPL closed claims data (from the PIAA Data Sharing Project) to provide a national overview of trends, identify areas of practice prone to adverse outcomes, and develop healthcare professional risk management education and patient safety guidelines. PIAA MPL publications offer insights on current trends and topics of interest to all professionals within the MPL field. See below for more information on all PIAA publications.

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MPL Closed Claim Comparative (MPL CCC)

The MPL Closed Claim Comparative (MPL CCC) provides unique data on nationwide payment trends for use by medical professional liability (MPL) insurance company staff and healthcare professionals. Features include: claim trends for the most recent five- and ten-year intervals; data on the impact of damage caps; and additional loss-causation data.

Special note: New within this report is the breakout of Advanced Practice Professionals (nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified registered nurse anesthetist, and surgical assistant) MPL claims reported to the DSP. These claims reflect independent policies for APPs that have evolved within PIAA insurers within the past five years. Additionally, Internal Medicine Subspecialties have been subcategorized from Internal Medicine to further delineate MPL claims named against adolescent medicine; allergy & immunology; critical care medicine; endocrinology, diabetes, & metabolism; geriatric medicine; hematology; hospice & palliative medicine; infectious disease, interventional cardiology, medical oncology, nephrology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology; and sports medicine.
Price range: Free - $2,000

 
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MPL Specialty Specific Series (MPL SSS)

This report provides claims analyses on the 21 medical specialties reported to the DSP. The reports may be purchased individually or as a complete set. Individual medical specialty reports include: anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, Ob/Gyn surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, pathology, pediatrics, plastic surgery, radiology, and urology.
Price range: Free - $5,000

 
 

Breast Cancer Study, MPL Cancer Claims Miniseries: Volume 1

This study highlights claims data from 2002-2011 naming breast cancer as the primary medical condition. Also included are causation information, ALAE and indemnity payment amounts, severity of injury, and demographic features pertaining to policyholders, claimants, and institutions.
Price range: Free - $200

 
 

Aortic Diseases Claims Study: Special Focus on Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

This study highlights top procedures, physician specialty groups, and medical misadventures named in medical conditions comprising of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and ruptures of the aorta.
Price range: Free - $200

 
 

MPL Insurance—A Practitioner’s Primer - 2010 Edition

This popular PIAA publication addresses major topics regarding medical professional liability (MPL) insurance and is designed to provide a comprehensive review of insurance fundamentals for insurance industry professionals, physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, allied healthcare professionals, and residents.
Price range: $25 - $100

 
 

Inside Medical Liability Magazine - Annual Subscription

Inside Medical Liability magazine is the flagship publication of the PIAA. Published on a quarterly basis, IML is the leading industry-wide authoritative source of information on medical professional liability insurance issues, public policy, patient safety, technology, research, and trends. The magazine is distributed to a select nationwide readership of more than 2,200 leaders in the medical liability insurance industry.
Price range: Free - $100