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‘Early Offer’ Malpractice Programs May Spur Reform
Health Leaders Media

Hospitals and health systems—not state lawmakers—will have to review their malpractice resolution programs in response to a recent Health and Human Services Department opinion on malpractice laws in Oregon and Massachusetts.

Both state programs encourage doctors to disclose medical errors, and to apologize and work with patients on potential out-of-court settlements.

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