Monday, October 27, 2014

Comment on the effects of "tort reform" on medical care

Joanne Doroshow, of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, has published a short comment called How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone in which she discusses recent research on the effect of tort reform.  The article is short but has plenty of links to more information and it is well worth reading.  You can find it here.    Among other interesting findings, the new studies conclude that patient safety generally deteriorates after caps are enacted and that caps on damages actually increase health care costs.

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