Tuesday, September 22, 2009
More on med mal reform debate
Here is a link to a story (which itself has many more links) that challenges the typical pro-tort reform argument based on how the lack of reform results in "defensive medicine." This argument, in case you are new to the topic, is that the fear of getting sued makes doctors order or perform unnecessary tests and procedures which increase the costs of health care. There is evidence out there now that supports the proposition that many doctors are not ordering or performing these procedures out of fear of getting sued but because it is a good way to make more money. Go here for a story in the Washington Post. Here is the latest from the PopTort on the subject (including links to more information).