In Search of a Cure; Medical Malpractice Has Doctors Practicing Politics
Skidmore, Sarah, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Sarah Skidmore, Times-Union business writer
Physicians are coming out of their offices and into politics, picketing and protesting and pulling for medical malpractice reform.
"It's just not part of our culture -- it's our greatest deficit and our greatest asset as well," said James Dolan, president of the Florida Medical Political Action Committee and treasurer of the Duval County Medical Society. "You have doctors who've traditionally said this is not my role. My primary concern is as a patient advocate.
"Now this is part of doing that."
Florida doctors, some of the most injured by the national malpractice crisis, have become more of a potent political force to drive change. Because of staggering malpractice insurance rate increases, physicians are limiting their services, closing their practices or …
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Publication information: Article title: In Search of a Cure; Medical Malpractice Has Doctors Practicing Politics. Contributors: Skidmore, Sarah - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: December 21, 2002. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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