Thursday, January 15, 2009
Editorial on medical malpractice reform
Kia Franklin has posted a short comment on the subject of med-mal reform over at Tort Deform Blog (available here). The first paragraph states: "The debate about medical malpractice often centers around whether patients hurt by it should be able to ask for non-economic damages, or whether those awards should be capped at a certain amount. I’ve chimed in on this from time to time but maintained that paramount to any discussion about the health care system is the welfare of the people who go through it. Patient safety is most important, which is why a focus on measures to improve patient safety, and cut costs to the health care system, should be the primary objective."