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The Effect of Tort Reform on the Care You Get in the Emergency Room

Over and over we hear that doctors are so afraid of being sued that they feel forced to practice "defensive medicine".  The implication is that doctors are so fearful they order unnecessary tests or unnecessary hospital admissions, thus raising health care costs for all of us.  And while many, including the Congressional Budget Office, have suggested that "some so-called defense medicine may be motivated less by liability concerns than by the income it generates for physicians", the notion that limits on physician liability are needed to protect the consumer from "defensive medicine" just won't go away.

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