Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Less than reasuring
Via the New York Times Op-Ed page (regsitration required), I see that Pennsylvania is the state with the worst record for disciplining serial malpractitioners among physicians. West Virginia is the state with the second worst record. Pittsburgh is essentially on the boundary between PA & WV, making me wonder about the quality of the medical care here. It is also striking that in the five months I have lived here, the news has been filled with stories about the rising cost of malpractice, which is hardly surprising given these figures.