Common Good: Expert Medical Courts: An Idea Whose Time has Come

Posted by Clark Venable on 10/21/2004

Common Good: Expert Medical Courts: An Idea Whose Time has Come:

""A recent editorial by Dr. Charles Lockwood, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine, endorses Common Good's proposal to create special health courts and calls on doctors to "rally behind [the proposal] by joining and supporting Common Good."

Lockwood lists six key benefits that a health court would produce, including "consistent judgments on standards of care by court appointed experts; accountability for negligent and reckless providers; and powerful incentives for quality improvement in medical systems." "

Here's my litmus test for this one. Let's ask John Edwards if he thinks it's a good idea. If no, I'm for it. If yes, I'm against it

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