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Historic cost and drivers of clinical negligence claims

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Service: Claims Management

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I am an actuary aiming to measure the historic cost and drivers of clinical negligence claims against the NHS by Specialty.

Please would you be able to provide, in electronic excel file format, data tables with the following fields and metrics:

Table1 Fields and Metrics

Fields:

• Year of Notification, all available.

• Main Specialty

• Treatment Specialty

• Cause/Nature of Claim e.g. failure to diagnose, error

Metrics:

• Number of Claims Notified during the Year

• Number of Claims Open

• Number of Claims Closed

• Number of Successful Claims

• Payments Made to Claimants, in £ (split by Damages, Defense Costs, Claimant Costs)

• Claim Reserves Held for Open Claims, £ (split by Damages, Defense Costs, Claimant Costs)

If any trusts are excluded from the data, please list.

Table2 Fields and Metrics

Fields:

• Year of Notification, all available.

• Main Specialty

• Treatment Specialty

• Cause/Nature of Claim e.g. failure to diagnose, error

• Year of Payment

Metrics:

• Payments Made to Claimants, £ (split by Damages, Defense Costs, Claimant Costs).

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