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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

AMA: Punitives Caps Increase Access to Care

The American Medical Association (which, to say the least, has a dog in the liability fight) concludes that caps on punitive damages improves access to care:

The American Medical Association said yesterday its new analysis of independent research proves that capping punitive damages in medical malpractice cases both reduces doctors' malpractice insurance premiums and increases the number of physicians available to care for patients.

The AMA's press release is here, and the report itself is here [PDF].

--BC

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