Let's cut health care costs by cutting out the lawyers

Smith, Debra A.
October 2009
Indianapolis Business Journal;10/19/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 33, p28
The article presents the author's views on how to reduce health care costs and litigations in the U.S. She cites the costs of malpractice premiums in the country at around 29 billion dollars annually, and about 10.5 billion dollars of it is the actual cost of litigation. However, she suggests the creation of a qualified peer-reviewers, which are board-certified physicians to assess whether there the case should proceed to the court or not.


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