Dr. Chicken Scratch and Cap Blues
Couple Says Texas Doc's Mistake Caused Wife's Hearing Loss . . . but lawyers won't touch the case because they say state caps make it a losing proposition. Catch-22 people. Health courts, anyone? Read [CBS11TV.com]
Washington State says no more illegible, handwritten prescriptions. The land of Bill Gates only wants them typed or printed. Read [The News Tribune]
The average physician's net income declined 7 percent from 1995 to 2003, after adjusting for inflation, while incomes of lawyers and other professionals rose by 7 percent during the period, according to a new report from the Center for Studying Health System Change.
Any docs or lawyers or others want to chime in on this one? Read [National Center for Policy Analysis]