Does tort reform reduce malpractice costs and number of claims?


You be the judge, but Florida and Pennsylvania are seeing a positive trend.

You be the judge, but Florida and Pennsylvania are seeing a positive trend, according to Medical Liability Monitor (11/2007). Florida, which enacted legislative reforms in 2003, has seen "a net decline in medical malpractice rates for the primary market, which includes physicians and surgeons," and seven new entities writing medical malpractice coverage. Even better news can be found in Pennsylvania: Since 2002, when legislative reforms were enacted, two of the state's largest private medical malpractice insurers filed rate decreases (an 11% decrease by PMSLIC and a 6% decrease by MedPro), and 57 new insurers began writing policies. In addition, the number of claims paid by the state fund providing coverage for eligible health-care providers declined by 50% since 2003.

Related Videos
Why doxycycline PEP lacks clinical data for STI prevention in women
The importance of nipocalimab’s FTD against FNAIT | Image Credit:
Enhancing cervical cancer management with dual stain | Image Credit:
Fertility treatment challenges for Muslim women during fasting holidays | Image Credit:
Understanding the impact of STIs on young adults | Image Credit:
CDC estimates of maternal mortality found overestimated | Image Credit:
Study unveils maternal mortality tracking trends | Image Credit:
How Harmonia Healthcare is revolutionizing hyperemesis gravidarum care | Image Credit:
Unveiling gender disparities in medicine | Image Credit:
Exploring the intersection of heart health and women's health | Image Credit:
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.