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Protecting the Good Doctors

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined whether protecting doctors from unwarranted lawsuits could curb unnecessary health care costs, particularly in the emergency department where patients are high-risk and [...]

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Don’t Sue Me Bro

You walk into your doctor’s office with a headache. Like most people, before you made the appointment you did a quick Google search with your symptoms, and are now convinced you have a brain tumor—a meningioma maybe. WebMD says that [...]

December 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Crisis Becomes Opportunity

Image: Andrew Mason (Flickr / Creative Commons) Increased liability premiums, lax court requirements for evidence of fault, and the threat of insurers pulling out of the medical liability market culminated in France’s malpractice crisis. The [...]

April 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sensitivity to malpractice

Many argue that physicians that are more concerned about malpractice are also more likely to engage in defensive medicine. The argument extends that defensive medicine contributes to rising health care costs.  A recent article attempts to analyze [...]

October 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

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