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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.
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Title Annotation:Policy & Practice
Author:Silverman, Jennifer
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U6KY
Date:Mar 15, 2004
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