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Medical Liability Reform

Surgeons and Medical Liability: A Guide to Understanding Medical Liability Reform

Medical liability in the U.S. is criticized as being costly, inefficient, and inconsistent. This broken system is failing both doctors and patients alike. For more than 40 years, numerous reform efforts have failed to pass legislation that contains costs, stabilizes liability insurance premiums, and meaningfully promotes patient safety. As a result, a number of alternative reform propositions, very different from traditional tort reform, are currently being considered for health system implementation in state and federal legislation. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed this primer to inform ACS Fellows about the history of medical liability as well as alternative, innovative reform approaches to the status quo of tort law in the U.S.

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