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Defending the Practice of Medicine

Richard E. Anderson, MD
Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(11):1173-1178. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.11.1173.
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There is little doubt about the following facts: Physicians across the United States have been confronted with alarming increases in the cost of malpractice insurance, and access to critical medical services is imperiled in many states. National media cover the closing of trauma centers and obstetrical suites and a number of state legislatures have met in special session to attempt to deal with the crisis. The American Medical Association has declared 18 states to be in crisis and predicts many more will follow.1

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Figure 1.

How California compares with 5 other populous states' average medical malpractice premiums. Chart based on figures in "Trends in 2002 Rates for Physicians' Medical Professional Liability Insurance."5

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Direct savings from medical tort reform: California vs US premiums (1976-1999). Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners 1999 Profitability Study. 8

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