This an another one I’ve been waiting to do for some time:
For better or for worse, whenever many are asked about how they would help control spending in the US health-care system, tort reform always seems to be one of the first things offered as a solution. That’s because there’s a malpractice crisis! And tort reform will cure it! Except, neither of those things is really true. Watch and learn why not.
For those of you who came here for more information or for references, here are some:
- National Costs Of The Medical Liability System
- Liability Limits in Texas Fail to Curb Medical Costs
- Low Costs Of Defensive Medicine, Small Savings From Tort Reform
- The House GOP’s Obamacare Alternative Won’t Curb Health Care Costs—But It Will Enrich the Insurance Industry
- The Impact of Defense Expenses in Medical Malpractice Claims
- High and low-risk specialties experience with the U.S. medical malpractice system
- How malpractice reform is blown way out of proportion
- Malpractice claims involving pediatricians: epidemiology and etiology
- Obstetricians’ prior malpractice experience and patients’ satisfaction with care
- Patient complaints and malpractice risk
- The relation of patient satisfaction with complaints against physicians and malpractice lawsuits
- And for those of you who think malpractice doesn’t happen, read this.