“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.

Even if we eliminated medmal suits entirely, the cost savings would be pretty modest.  Genuine reform, on the other hand, would likely cost us money.  That’s why you never hear much about it.”

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2009/09/real-cost-medmal

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