440000People are killed every year by preventable medical errors. But too often our elected officials are focused on tort reform legislation that limits legal accountability and patients' rights instead of efforts to improve patient care. A just-released study by @TheNewEnglandJournalofMedicine debunks one of the favorite myths of tort reformers: defensive medicine. Make sure politicians don't fall for the myths. Share this post and spread the word - If no one is accountable, no one is safe.
If this many people were dying in plane crashes every year, our governing bodies would be falling all over themselves to do something to stop it. Instead, they are trying over and over, at the behest of their corporate and insurance company masters, to slash injured patients' rights to hold responsible parties liable. How does that help the safety of the public they were elected to represent?