- Just 5.9 percent of doctors have been responsible for 57.8 percent of all malpractice payments since 1991, according to data from September 1990 through 2005. Each of these doctors made at least two payments.
- Just 2.3 percent of doctors, having three or more malpractice payments, were responsible for 32.8 percent of all payments.
- Only 1.1 percent of doctors, having four or more malpractice payments, were responsible for 20.2 percent of all payments.
Malpractice reform means identifying the small number of recklessly bad doctors and making sure they don’t practice medicine. This would save billions. Maybe two strikes and you’re out?