The purpose of this manuscript is to review the past 4 years of malpractice allegations against nurse practitioners. Specifically, the article covers 5 areas: states with the highest litigation rates, top 5 allegation groups, specific malpractice allegations, severity of injury as a result of alleged malpractice, and mechanism of payment. The data for this study were derived from the National Practitioner Data Bank as of December 2010.
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In compliance with national ethical guidelines, the author reports no relationships with business or industry that would pose a conflict of interest.
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