Thursday, February 9, 2017
Med Mal quiz
True or False:
Medical malpractice cases represent less than 5 percent of all state tort cases.
Medical malpractice insurance claims have dropped by half since 2003, and doctors are paying less for malpractice insurance today than they did in 2001, even without adjusting for inflation.
Medical malpractice insurance industry profits must be suffering!
Medical malpractice lawsuits put physicians at a significant risk of insolvency or personal bankruptcy.
When a state caps damages, health care costs related to physician spending (Medicare Part B) drops.
Doctors in high-risk specialties like neurosurgical spine surgery, who practice in states that have limited patients’ rights to sue, order significantly fewer tests and procedures because they are less likely to be sued (i.e., less “defensive medicine).
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