The medical malpractice myth.
The medical malpractice myth.
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July 11 2006 6:20 AM

The Medical Malpractice Myth

Forget tort reform. The Democrats have a better diagnosis.

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Correction, July 11, 2006:The original paragraph misstated the relevant numbers in the Studdert malpractice study. (Return to the corrected paragraph.)

Correction, July 17, 2006: The original sentence incorrectly stated the institutional affiliations of the researchers. (Return  to the corrected paragraph.)


The original sentence incorrectly stated the number of cases thrown out of court despite evidence of injury and physician error. (Return to the corrected paragraph.)

Ezra Klein runs the Washington Post's Wonkblog.