Defensive Medicine and Medical Malpractice Costs

I’ve complained before about medical malpractice reform advocates who hold the Congressional Budget Office up as the apex of neutrality and wisdom in one context, but ignore its findings about the insignificant costs of defensive medicine. Charles Krauthammer managed to do this within the same editorial in the Washington Post on Friday.

In an unrelated story, Charles Krauthammer is a doctor.

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  • Cynthia L.

    I read somewhere that fifty percent of malpractice cases were against surgeons and other physicians in 2008. A man in NY sued a doctor because he was given surgery when he should have received treatment that didn’t require surgery. . Anyway, the firm that represented him settled for 2.66 million.

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