According to a study by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, improvements to the quality of hospital care is just as effective at reducing medical malpractice suits as legal methods to reduce a patient’s punitive damages, The State Journal-Register reported on June 13.
According to SIU’s chairman of the orthopedic surgery division and lead author of the study, Dr. Khaled Saleh, the study does not take into account whether it favors quality improvement initiatives or the resolution of tort reform issues.
Saleh noted in the study, which was published in the May-June issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality, that “we cannot say which one is superior.”
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