Md. voters express concern about liability crisis
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 8, 2004
Nearly 90% of 809 Maryland registered voters surveyed said they were aware of the rising cost of medical liability insurance that physicians and hospitals in the state face.
According to the Gonzales Research Poll that the American Hospital Assn. released in October:
- 91% of voters are concerned that the increases will impact their access to health care.
- 95% are concerned that physician premium hikes will increase the amount their family pays for health care.
- 81% believe it is very important for state government to work together to deal with the issue.
The American Medical Association lists Maryland as a state that is showing signs of a medical liability crisis.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/11/08/prbf1108.htm.