Tag: Malpractice
Curing the Medical Malpractice Malady
Despite its poor track record, the malpractice system in the United States imposes a heavy social cost—as much as $2,500 per household per year, including defensive medicine, at today’s prices.[1] And it may be making hospitals less safe than they otherwise would be. The malpractice system distorts the incentives of doctors and hospitals by...
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Hospitals and Doctors’ Offices Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Hospitals are dangerous places to be. Doctors’ offices aren’t very safe either. By one estimate, as many as 187,000 patients die every year for some reason other than the medical condition that caused them to seek care. By another estimate, there are 6.1 million injuries caused by the healthcare system, including hospital-acquired infections that...
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