The evidence keeps piling up with regards to med mal.

“After reviewing thousands of patient records, medical researchers have estimated that only 2 to 3 percent of cases of medical negligence lead to a malpractice claim. For every notorious error — the teenager who died in North Carolina after being given the wrong blood type, the 39-year-old Massachusetts mother killed by a chemotherapy overdose, the newborn twins (children of the actor Dennis Quaid) given too much blood thinner — there are dozens more. You never hear about these other cases.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/business/economy/23leonhardt.html?_r=2&scp=3&sq=leonhardt&st=cse

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