The Failure to Address the Costs of Defensive Medicine in Health Care Legislation

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2010-02-02
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16 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform conducted this investigation to evaluate the problem and solution to defensive medicine. The findings within this report show that defensive medicine is driving up healthcare costs, and tort reform targeted at reducing frivolous lawsuits and jury awards would aid in reducing wasteful healthcare spending.
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