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Physician Growth on the Rise Despite Growing Medical Malpractice Litigation

According to a recent study, men and women are increasingly seeking the physician profession despite concerns that medical malpractice suits will send physicians “fleeing the profession.” The only states where physician growth did not outpace the population were states that have medical malpractice caps on jury awards. The article also found that “health-care quality and patient safety are far worse in states that have eliminated accountability through tort reform measures.”

Read more about medical malpractice litigation effects on the medical profession here.