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Pennsylvania malpractice concerns. (Policy & Practice).

The medical malpractice crisis in Pennsylvania has directly affected fewer than 1 in 10 state residents who responded to a poll by the Allentown Morning Call newspaper and Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. However, two-thirds of respondents said that they fear. they soon may need to find a new doctor because theirs will leave the state. The poll found that older respondents were more worried than younger ones. Two-thirds of all respondents said that lawsuits were' the main culprit in rising malpractice insurance rates,, but people 50 and older saw insurance companies' stock market losses as a bigger' contributor. Nine percent of respondents said doctor error was responsible for the rising insurance rates. The poll of 418 Pennsylvanians had a margin of error of 4.8%.
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Author:Perlstein, Steve; Silverman, Jennifer
Publication:OB GYN News
Geographic Code:1U2PA
Date:Apr 1, 2003
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