Title

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine has publ

Authors

Whit Richardson

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-4-2010

Pages

1, 6

Abstract

The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine has published a study called "Low Costs of Defensive Medicine, Small Savings From Tort Reform." The study determined that a 10 percent reduction in medical malpractice premiums would result in a reduction in defensive medicine costs equal to just 0.13 percent of total health care costs, rather than the 5 percent to 9 percent figure former President Bush cited during the 2004 debate. The study was designed to inform political debate on the issue of tort reform.

Subjects

University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.

Share

COinS