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Medical Malpractice Situation #242556

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 25, 1976
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(Studio) 3/4's general practitioners in Los Angeles area close offices 2 days to join other doctors in slowdown protest of high medical malpractice insurance
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Angeles, California) Patients turn to hospital emergency rooms for treatment o nonemergencies. Often takes timeto get treated. [Hospital WORKER - estimates an hour or two for treatment.] Doctor slowdown effect on hospitals considered. Some doctors practice without insurance. [Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Edwin COLBERN- explains his philosophy.] State administered, doctor funded malpractice plan said most desirable.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Wagner, Richard
Duration:
00:02:20

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