Another Solution to Malpractice

This is from USA Today:

For nearly a decade, the University of Michigan Health System has been using a program in which patients report errors to a hospital “risk-management” program before filing suit. The hospital investigates and, if warranted, issues an apology and an offer of compensation to the patient. If the patient turns that down, he or she can go to court. The vast majority settle. The system moves quickly, sometimes catching errors before they’re reported.

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  1. Ken says:

    Vastly superior to the malpractice system.

  2. Thron says:

    The big story here is what did the health system do from 2001 through 2007 to lower malpractic claims 68%?