Monday, September 24, 2007

WSJ: "Chatty Neatnik Docs Ace Malpractice Insurance Tests"

Love that title. From the Wall Street Journal Health Blog.

Paying premiums isn’t enough to get malpractice insurance for some docs these days. Some insurers now require an online personality test, reports American Medical News.

The test gauges a doctor’s “interpersonal communication skills,” “attention to detail” and “propensity for risk-taking behavior,” according to the Web site of United Medical Liability. The online test takes 15 to 20 minutes, according to the company. Insurers may send doctors who are sloppy, thrill-seeking clods to training to reduce their risk of being sued.


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