Surveys and Polls 2002 - 2004 Archive

Voters and seniors oppose Medicare, Medicaid cuts, survey finds
12/08/2004 - Voters and seniors overwhelmingly reject cutting federal Medicare and Medicaid spending despite being interested in reducing the deficit, according to a survey released Dec. 8 by the Federation of American Hospitals...

Medical group practices report continued liability cost increases
10/06/2004 - The average increase in the cost of professional liability insurance for a full-time-equivalent physician in a medical....

Liability crisis affects hospitals and the patients they serve, AHA survey shows
09/07/2004 - The AHA's 2004 annual survey of hospital leaders shows that the professional liability crisis is having a profound....

Survey: Liability crisis driving OB/GYNs from Illinois
04/16/2004 - More than half (56%) of the obstetricians and gynecologists in Illinois may stop practicing in the next two years and....

Americans say health care access threatened by liability crisis 
04/07/2004 -  Americans believe a growing crisis in health care liability is driving up health care costs and forcing good doctors....

Poll Says NJ Residents Blame Lawyers, January 22, 2003.
Poll by New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Cardiology on causes of the medical malpractice crisis. Pdf file available via the New Jersey Hospital Association website.

Malpractice in West Virginia, November 19, 2002
Harris Interactive for The Institute for Legal Reform, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

HAP News Release

Neurosurgery in a State of Crisis: Report on the State of Professional Liability Insurance Rates and the Impact on Neurosurgeons and their Patients, September 25, 2002
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Council of State Neurological Councils, September 25, 2002. Nationwide survey confirms professional liability insurance crisis for neurosurgeons.

CBO Cost Estimate - H.R. 4600, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2002
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on September 19, 2002 and by the House Committee on the Judiciary on September 10, 2002

AHA News:States act on professional liability insurance problems
March 25, 2002 - AHA News article includes results from New Jersey Hospital Association survey of hospital experience with medical malpractice insurance premiums. 


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