Study: Exposing Medical Myths: "Caps" and Physician Supply

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Exposing Medical Myths:  "Caps" and Physician Supply

Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director  August 21, 2013


Where doctors choose to practice and live has no connection to a state's tort law.  That has been the finding of every credible academic and government study that has examined this issue.  This includes whether or not a state caps damages and at what level.  The suggestion that doctors might leave California or abandon certain specialties if the $250,000 cap on non-economic damages were repealed, let alone simply increased for inflation, has no support in the academic literature, government studies, or actual experiences of other states.

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