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Recent Survey Reveals That Physicians Overwhelmingly Support Patient Compensation When Harmed
Date:3/16/2010

The findings suggest that an opportunity exists to save $6.5-$8.5 trillion over the next 10 years. “Traditional tort reform will not solve the defensive medicine problem. It may reduce malpractice costs, but until physicians are protected from being personally financially liable for unintended mistakes and omissions, they will continue ordering unnecessary tests and treatments to avoid lawsuits,” said Richard L. Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare.

A Summary of Findings and survey methodology can be found in the Jackson Healthcare’s online media room. Defensive Medicine Study

For more information contact Bob Schlotman at 770-643-5697 at Jackson Healthcare.

About Jackson Healthcare

Founded by the healthcare innovator Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare serves more than two million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. The Jackson family of companies provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage for its physician polls and champions local and international charitable work. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing staffing companies in the country by the Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend and Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Jackson and its companies, visit Jackson Healthcare. Jackson’s research reports are availabl
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