Table 1: Characteristics of Medical Malpractice Incidents at UI Health, 2000-2013 Legal Type Open Closed Total (n = 133) (n = 504) (n = 637) Claim Nonlawsuit 57 (42.9) 200 (39.7) 257 (40.4) Lawsuit 40 (30.1) 167 (33.1) 207 (32.5) Potentially compensable event 36 (27.1) 120 (23.8) 156 (24.5) Respondent in discovery 0 (0) 17 (3.4) 17 (2.7) Note.
We did not count as claims: potentially compensable events, tendered lawsuits, or when medical staff were named as respondents in discovery.
Knowledge of what to do when presented with a foreign claim or potentially compensable event
will help field claims offices and JAs provide such service.
Risk management peer review is governed by chapter 13 of Army Regulation 40-68 (1(pp108-113)) and is triggered either by occurrence of a potentially compensable event (PCE), filing of a medical claim, or notification of payment of a claim settlement or award.
POTENTIALLY COMPENSABLE EVENT INITIATED RISK MANAGEMENT PEER REVIEWS
Some facilities have potentially compensable event
Examples of Potentially Compensable Events
(PCEs) Frequently Cited as Claim Allegations 1.
These employees can be case-finders for "potentially compensable events
* Risk management activities, including assessment of potentially compensable events
(PCEs), as detected by incident reports and occurrence screens.