Medical Malpractice Payouts Not Driving Up Health Costs: Study

Efforts to lower health care costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and “frivolous” payouts are among the heaviest drains on health care resources. But a review of malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests such assertions are wrong.

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