TITLE

MALPRACTICE INSURANCE: Better news? More choices?

AUTHOR(S)
Guglielmo, Wayne J.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Medical Economics;11/17/2006, Vol. 83 Issue 22, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of the increasing malpractice insurance rates and the shrinking number of carriers on medical carriers and practitioners in the U.S. The author also states that the medical malpractice premiums rose to 5.5% in 2004, a record which is several points lower than the previous year's percent increase.
ACCESSION #
23238970

 

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