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Georgia Doctors Endorse Plan to Replace Medical Malpractice System - MDNews.com

July 12, 2012

Physicians say proposal would reduce health care costs.

ATLANTA - Georgia doctors, hungry for new solutions to bring down the cost of healthcare, overwhelmingly endorse a proposal by Patients for Fair Compensation to replace the state's medical liability system with one patterned legally after workers compensation.

In a statewide survey of Georgia physicians, 96 percent of doctors agreed that a Patients' Compensation System would reduce healthcare costs. And 95% of the doctors said they were likely to support such legislation if the General Assembly pursued it in 2012.

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