Healthcare Triage News: Data and Studies on Malpractice

Congressional Republicans have recently revived efforts to overhaul malpractice laws, including capping certain kinds of suits at $250,000. A perennial argument of supporters of such measures is that many claims are frivolous, clogging the court system and driving up health care costs for everyone. But does the evidence support this?

This episode was adapted from a column I wrote for the Upshot. Links to references and further reading can be found there.


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