Thursday, May 25, 2006
I may have linked to it before, but SorryWorks.net is an interesting site. Their mission:
The coalition has three goals: 1) educate all stakeholders in the medical malpractice debate about the Sorry Works! approach to reducing liability costs from medical errors; 2) serve as an organizing force and a central clearinghouse for information, news, ideas, and research on Sorry Works! and related full-disclosure efforts; 3) promote and push for the development of Sorry Works! pilot programs in different states.
From the press release at the group's launch in February 2005:
"Sorry Works! must become the new way of doing business for malpractice insurance companies. The old approach of ostracizing patients after bad outcomes sets doctors up for lawsuits by stoking anger. Sorry Works! is not only the ethical thing to do, it will also improve the bottom line for insurance companies," said Jim Cunningham, medical malpractice insurance broker and Sorry Works! board member.