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Unformatted text preview: -2000 o 3 billion$-6.3 billion$ in insurance premiums in 2002 3. Practitioners bowing out a. Ob-gyn b. Nero surgeons c. General surgeons 4. Defensive medicine -prescribing more treatments, drugs- 79% of physicians prescribing more than necessary- 74% referred to spet more than necessary (DONE IN NY, but also in entire country) 5. law suits -class act on lawsuits -doctors that are in a medical group, suing the entire group-HMO’s-doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, against maunfacturs of pharmecutical and medical devices Fraud 5% and 3 billion dollars...
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- Spring '08
- Physician, 1920, Medical malpractice, insurance premiums, Isabel Wallisch Gov