Please offer some insight about the medical liability system.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:54 am ad1c9bdddf
The medical liability system is one in which physicians and health care providers must
provide compensation to patients who have been injured, due to medical negligence or to lack
of medical competence. Typically, a physician in a private practice purchases his or her own
medical liability insurance, while those associated with a medical center or other institution
have the liability covered by the facility. Because liability insurance has become increasingly
more expensive over time, many physicians drop out of private practice or out of medicine
altogether. Others pass along the costs to patients, as much as possible, within the limits
allowed by third party payers, like insurance companies. In addition, costs for health care
are greater when physicians and medical practitioners order tests that are not necessary, as
The medical liability system is designed to ...
The medical liability system is characterized.