Study showing that doctors spending more on care have lower malpractice claims

Rory Jaffe rjaffe at CHPSO.ORG
Thu Jul 26 22:38:47 UTC 2018


There's some evidence that defensive medicine reduces the cost of malpractice. While some of it may be "better care", certainly in some specialties, one way to avoid being sued is to appear to be more aggressive. Obstetrics is a great example. Doing a trial of labor when there are mild concerns about the fetus may be a better outcome population-wide, but preemptively doing a c-section is unlikely to cause a suit even if a poor outcome would have been the same in either case.

This paper shows that, but stumbles around when it tries to explain why the risk is less.


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Subject: [No SPF Record] [IMPROVEDX] "Doctors are known for complaining about how the malpractice system adds costs. But it has been hard to prove, until now."-NY Times

An interesting article in the recent NY TImes. The paper referenced in the article is attached below.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/upshot/malpractice-lawsuits-medical-costs.html<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2018_07_23_upshot_malpractice-2Dlawsuits-2Dmedical-2Dcosts.html&d=DwMFAg&c=hx0HUg_nG-xRkKlwWZeJFCbvzzw0Ym5DwdL_1FKbReI&r=ykcs2wU25yxj5BckI49bSg&m=HgMZjgLWruyObXQriZApE4jTReH5--yAcRug5yiRbpQ&s=HhF5geKaAU9dQH5Em0SgMxzjJoYaF7E-niaqZmfI9Wo&e=>

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