September 23, 2003

Beyond the Blame: A No-Fault Approach to Malpractice

Beyond the Blame: A No-Fault Approach to Malpractice. I'm not going to comment on this article, other than to say that it poses lots of points of discussion for both patients and physicians. This is an essay written by Dan Shapiro of the NY Times.

Patients may wince at the idea of not holding doctors personally responsible for their mistakes. Most patients are unaware of how little protection they now have.

A brief survey of patient advocacy Web sites reveals that most patients oppose any limits on financial awards, erroneously assuming that the current system is working to protect them.

Posted by johnvu at September 23, 2003 03:48 PM
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