We should double down on federal tort reform efforts and expand state programs to locales where basic reforms have been stymied by the trial lawyer lobby. Simultaneously, we should study non-traditional approaches.
If you are like me, you had no idea who provided the money to pay your salary as a resident. I just assumed it was my hospital. But the federal government spends more than $15 billion per year on residency and fellowship training, and many are asking why physicians deserve this special largesse denied other professionals.