Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Too Much Malpractice, Not Too Much Litigation

Canadian Medical Association Journal reported, "After years of warnings from former United States president George Bush that frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits were driving doctors out of practice and inflating the cost of US health care, the weight of evidence now points to preventable errors - not misguided lawsuits - as the real source of the concerns." Tom Baker, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said that the "real 'not too much litigation, but too much malpractice.'" He said, "The political debate has begun to refocus, a reflection that the real malpractice problem concerns the number of injured patients who don't receive compensation...."

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