Medical malpractice back on the table?

A spokesman for the American Tort Reform Association, Darren McKinney, suggested that those estimates are too low and pointed to other studies that have found more significant potential for savings. Lawrence McQuillan of the Pacific Research Institute, for example, has suggested that defensive medicine costs $191 billion a year, which is just under 10 percent of overall health care spending in the country.

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