Monday, December 5, 2011

New comment about old topic: the (no) relation between tort reform and doctors' migration

The PopTort is reporting today (here) on an article in the Washington Post blog that reminds us once again that there is little or no relation between the number of doctors available in certain states or the patterns of migration of doctors among states and tort reform.  The claim that lawsuits, or fear of lawsuits, or the lack of tort reform contributes significantly to doctors abandoning their practices or moving to other states has been discredited by a number of studies and reports over the years.  This new article serves as a reminder (even though apparently the article itself did not acknowledge those older studies on the same issue.)

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