Bad Docs and the Harm They Cause

As in any profession – there are all-stars and there are those not so good (and those just plain bad).

That is as true in medicine as in any other field.

Did you know that according to recent research – 6% of all physicians are responsible for 58% of all medical malpractice payments?

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine estimated that 44,000 patients were killed annually (and many more injured) by medical errors? Just 12 years later – the journal HealthAffairs recalculated the data and concluded the number was closer to 450,000 per year. They also estimated that many hundreds of thousands more are injured each year by medical malpractice.

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