US malpractice premiums soar again

Korcok, Milan
April 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/30/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 9, p1195
Academic Journal
Reports that medical malpractice premiums are soaring across the United States. Implications, including how insurance is becoming unaffordable and unavailable to physicians; Issue of the cost of litigation; Conditions in Canada.


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