George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

2011–Sep⁠t⁠15 Defens⁠i⁠ve Med⁠i⁠c⁠i⁠ne Poll (May): Ques⁠t⁠⁠i⁠onna⁠i⁠re & Resul⁠t⁠s

By: The James Madison Institute / 2011

JMI in partnership with Patients for Fair Compensation commissioned the services of THG Strategic Research, a national public opinion research firm, to conduct surveys of registered voters in Georgia and Florida regarding healthcare issues surrounding the practice of defensive medicine.“The voters of Florida are rightly concerned about the rising costs of healthcare.  The practice of defensive medicine – doctors ordering unnecessary tests to keep from being sued – is a hidden driver to those costs, with some experts estimating defensive medicine to be 26 percent of overall healthcare spending. We must come up with an innovative policy approach that aligns the interests of patients and their physicians to stop the practice of defensive medicine and optimize quality health care.” –Dr. Robert McClure, President of The James Madison Institute
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