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Why health reform might increase malpractice lawsuits
Washington Post

A possible unintended consequence of one of health reform’s biggest goals — curbing excess health care spending — could be a surge in malpractice lawsuits, a provocative study published in the British Medical Journal Wednesday suggests. Researchers tracked more than 24,000 Florida physicians over a nine-year period and found that in six specialties, doctors who spent the most health care resources on hospitalized patients had the lowest likelihood of being sued.