Malpractice liability costs U.S. $55.6 billion: study

Fox, Maggie
September 2010
Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p191
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study that highlighted the 55 billion U.S. dollar cost impact of medical malpractice liability to the U.S. healthcare system. Reported by Michelle Mello of the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues, the study was reported in the journal "Health Affairs." Amitabh Chandra of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government who worked on the study described the amount of defensive medicine as not trivial but unlikely to be a source of significant savings.


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