Excerpt: If a doc has had five paid claims in five years, but three of them are below $150,000, I may want to know that when I'm choosing a surgeon. Shouldn't that be public?
What's the threshold of reliability? If he's a resident that's been dragged into a suit, and somebody got $10,000, is he going to have to spend the rest of his life tagged with a claim payment, and explaining to patients about that? We agree there needs to be a better indicator of quality, and that's the problem and the challenge now.
Compare these thoughts with those expressed in an interview with the president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, here.