Tuesday, June 21, 2005

6/21/05 Wall St. Journal Re: Decreasing Anesth. Premiums

Worth picking up the paper today to read a page one story on Anesthesiologists and their malpractice premiums. The docs pay less now than 20 years ago.

Notably the article says in part: "Rather than pushing for laws that would protect them against patient lawsuits, these [doctors] focused on improving patient safety." The earth shaking theory? "Less harm to patients would mean fewer lawsuits."

It's worth a read.