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More high-risk doctors are flocking to Texas

Tim Seay, president of Greater Houston Emergency Room Physicians, had grown accustomed to unsuccessfully begging physicians to come to the Houston area. That was before Texas passed health...

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More doctors in Texas after Malpractice Caps

Four years after Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment limiting awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors are responding as supporters predicted, arriving from all parts of the country to swell the ranks of specialists at Texas hospitals and bringl...

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Health Affairs Blog:

Dissecting the argument for and against California’s Proposition 46.

Academics say raising the cap would more likely increase health care costs than increase patient safety or quality of care.

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/12/10/californias-proposition-46-and-the-uncertain-future-of-medical-malpractice-liability-reform/

Texas Near the Top in U.S. Physician Recruitment

Texas is among the nation’s leaders in attracting physicians to practice here.

The Lone Star State ranks second nationally both in percentage physician growth and in attracting the most physicians who treat patients. Only Utah saw its physician workforce grow at a greater rate since 2008. North Dakota, Colorado and Arizona filled out the top five.

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RAND researchers say California's Prop. 46 would likely reduce the state's physicians

Evidence suggests that increasing physician liability as proposed in California's Proposition 46 would slightly reduce the number of doctors in high-risk specialties.  Perhaps this is why the ballot initiative lost in every California county.

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KLBJ News Radio / Austin

August 26, 2014

For years Texas has experienced a shortage of doctors, but as KLBJ's Perry Watson tells us, a new report shows that trend is beginning to change.

Texas Hospital Association: Celebrating 10 years of health care liability reform

Ten years ago, Texas lawmakers and voters approved a comprehensive set of reforms to the state’s health care liability system.

Collectively, House Bill 4 and Proposition 12 were intended to address the crisis in the state’s health care liability system that had run amok with unfounded...

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