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Patients’ Compensation System: A Proposal That Works For Doctors and Patients

The US tort system for medical malpractice is not fulfilling the goals it was established to address. Attempted reforms to this system have achieved neither sustainable cost savings nor increased patient safety.

  • Physicians order medically unnecessary tests and treatments to protect themselves from lawsuits
  • Less than 20 percent of patients with a medical injury receive compensation
  • The "blame and shame" system disincentives the sharing of mistakes that can aid in the establishment of evidence-based best practices

 

In this report, you will learn:

  • Why doctors practice defensive medicine
  • How defensive medicine harms patients and drives up healthcare costs
  • What a Patients' Compensation System is and how it differs from the current tort system

 

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