Malpractice reforms could ease physician burdens

For physicians tired of working under the constant threat of a malpractice suit, the signs of positive change are encouraging.

First, President Donald Trump told a joint session of Congress in February that he was in favor of “legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance.”

Second, Trump appointed Tom Price, MD, to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Price has been a vocal critic of the current malpractice system and authored bills to change it as a U.S. representative for Georgia’s 6th District.

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By:  Todd Shryock / Medical Economics / June 25, 2017