No crisis in Kentucky?
Public Citizen's ongoing quest to disprove the existence of a
medical liability crisis recently zeroed in on Kentucky, classified by
the American Medical Association as in crisis. According to the consumer
group, only 4.7% of Kentucky's physicians are responsible for half
of all malpractice payouts to patients since 1990, when the National
Practitioner Data Bank began collecting such information. "Kentucky
residents need to look beyond the scare tactics of the American Medical
Association and the Kentucky Medical Association and demand solutions
that will improve the quality of medical care," said Frank
Clemente, director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch.