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Study Shows Medical Malpractice Reform Has Little Effect on Healthcare Savings

A recent study challenges the misconception that medical malpractice lawsuits contribute significantly to the cost of malpractice insurance and cause doctors to order unnecessary tests and procedures, thereby increasing the cost of medical care in the United States. Insurance company representatives argue that that doctors order unnecessary and expensive treatments and tests in order to protect themselves from lawsuits. This practice has been called “defensive medicine.” An article in The Washington Post reports the results of ...

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