Caring for patients in a malpractice crisis: physician satisfaction and quality of care.

  title={Caring for patients in a malpractice crisis: physician satisfaction and quality of care.},
  author={Michelle Marie Mello and David M. Studdert and Catherine M. DesRoches and Jordon Peugh and Kinga Zapert and Troyen A. Brennan and William M. Sage},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={23 4},
The rhetoric of malpractice reform is at fever pitch, but political advocacy does not necessarily reflect grassroots opinion. To determine whether the ongoing liability crisis has greatly reduced physicians' professional satisfaction, we surveyed specialist physicians in Pennsylvania. We found widespread discontent among physicians practicing in high-liability environments, which seems to be compounded by other financial and administrative pressures. Opinion alone should not determine public… CONTINUE READING

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