Unformatted text preview: 3. Volatility ‚ôę Institute of Medicine: ‚ÄúTo Err is Human‚ÄĚ ‚ėľ At least 44,000 people, and perhaps as many as 98,000 people, die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors / injuries ‚ôĮ Malpractice or inevitable? ‚ô™ Patients health status, biological factors, genetics confound issue ‚ôę Tort System ‚ėľ Burden of proof is on the individual ‚Üí must access medical records, interpret, + make a case ‚ôĮ Contrast to the criminal system: Burden of proof is on society ‚ėľ Republicans want to limit the reach of tort reform ‚ôĮ Appeal to organized medicine (AMA‚Äôs top policy priority) ‚ôĮ Hurt trial lawyers (and thus Democrats)...
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- Spring '08
- Physician, Medical malpractice, Medical Malpractice Epidemic, Volatility Institute of Medicine, Unequal Burden Analogous