Forbes (1/29) contributor Peter Ubel discussed a study published in the October 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that “showed no reduction in healthcare spending in states that reformed their malpractice systems.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after having “focused on three states – Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina – which between 2003 and 2005 had reformed their malpractice systems so that emergency care providers could only be sued for offering care that was ‘grossly negligent,’ a high legal bar that strongly dissuades lawyers from filing frivolous lawsuits.” Ubel wrote that it can no longer be claimed “with confidence that our malpractice system directly leads to increased healthcare expenditures.”
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