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How much medical malpractice is there?

I'm just curious and don't have any medical problems, but how much medical malpractice really goes on out there? Do you know where I can find some stats. Thanks.

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Sure.  Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_malpractice) has a pretty good posting on the subject complete with citations to various articles.  For some statistics about Massachusetts medical malpractice, check out the Annual Report of the National Practitioner Data Bank. http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/pubs/stats/2006_NPDB_Annual_Report.pdf
 
However, I hope you don't let the stats freak you out.  Accidents happen in any professional endeavor but, on the whole, we are fortunate enough to have a very safe medical care system in this country.  If you have questions about specific issues, visit our Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Discussion Forum.
 



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