Best Way to Reduce Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Less Medical Errors

I stumbled on this USA Today Editorial from last month arguing that the best way to reduce medical malpractice cases is to look to find ways to decrease medical errors.

This certainly appeared to be the view of President-elect Obama before the campaign. I’m not sure where the new “middle of the road” Obama is on this issue. But I really don’t think the medical malpractice tort reform issue will gain much currency with the 111th Congress.