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Report takes aim at malpractice ‘myths’
Modern Physician

In the debate over tort reform, “five myths of medical malpractice” with “wide currency in medical circles” are frequently repeated in op-ed essays, blog postings and public statements by physicians, including those designated as spokespersons for organized medicine, according to a report in Chest Journal, published by the American College of Chest Physicians.

The “myths” identified in the article are: Malpractice crises are caused by sudden rises in payouts and claim frequency; the tort system delivers “jackpot justice;”