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NY Launches Malpractice Cost Reduction Program

From today's Albany TimesUnion:

The state health department and court system are joining together to develop a creative way to reduce medical malpractice costs and compensate victims of medical errors more quickly. Under the plan announced Wednesday, hospitals will disclose medical errors quickly to patients and make early offers to compensate the families, if appropriate. Specially-trained judges will help negotiate the settlements, though victims and hospitals can opt for a jury trial. Five downstate hospitals will participate in a three-year demonstration project to test the system.

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