Friday, October 5, 2007
The NYT today has a story on the evident increase in physician supply in Texas after that state modified its medical malpractice liability provisions and, among other things, malpractice insurance rates dropped (whether due to the modifications or not).
While it notes the potential for other explanations, the tone of the article overall seems to endorse the connection (which seems quite plausible). It also raises the better question of whether the increase on physician supply is worth whatever tradeoff is involved.
There's nothing much new to anyone who's been following the debate carefully already, but it's a nice summary.