Medical liability costs hit Medical Directors. (News Notes).
"The [AMDA] is closely monitoring the medical liability crisis because of its unfortunate impact on long-term care patients," said AMDA President Jacob Dimant, MD, CMD, reacting to President Bush's State of the Union call for liability tort reform. "We are seriously concerned that many frail, elderly Americans are losing access to vitally important long-term care services due to the unavailability of medical liability insurance for our members. As nursing home physicians lose their malpractice coverage, they are being forced out of long term care, leaving their patients with fewer options for quality healthcare."
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|Title Annotation:||American Medical Directors Association|
|Author:||Edwards, Douglas J.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2003|
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