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Opinion By Lawrence J. McQuillan Director, business and economic studies

Pacific Research Institute
Salt Lake Tribune
9/4/11

The article "Study: Only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay" (Tribune, Aug. 17) reported that "most physicians and virtually every surgeon will face at least one malpractice lawsuit in their careers." This alarming statistic is an important driver of rising U.S. health care costs.

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