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Study: no link between tort reform, reduced defensive medicine.

The Insurance Journal (8/7, 18K) reports that a study in the August Health Affairs “found no consistent relationships” between “physicians’ level of malpractice concern with objective state-level indicators of malpractice liability risk.” Instead, “physicians’ perception of their risk…predicts their practice of defensive medicine,” suggesting “that traditional malpractice reforms, such as caps on damages, don’t […]

https://www.chrisplacitella.com/2013/08/09/study-no-link-between-tort-reform-reduced-defensive-medicine/

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