Monday, July 13, 2009
Op-Ed on Med Mal
Here is a link to a short Op-Ed on Medical Malpractice reform published in the New York Times by Tom Baker, who is the author of a very good little book on the subject called The Medical Malpractice Myth. Its conclusion: "When it comes to rising medical costs, liability is a symptom, not the disease. Getting rid of liability might save money for hospitals and some high-risk specialists, but it would cost society more by taking away one of the few hard-wired patient safety incentives." Go here for the Op-Ed; go here for an excerpt of the book. Thanks to Chris Robinette of the TortsProf Blog for the cite to the article.