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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Problems faced by physicians and society by malpractice suits and resulting insurance costs examined; decision of Doctors Charles Sawyer, Colin Jones and others to quit obstetrics cited as example [JONES, SAWYER - explain econ. burden on them of insurance premiums.] [Annette THOMPSON - resents being unable to choose doctor for her delivery due to lack of physicians.] Basis of criticism of doctors who use malpractice as excuse for raising fees discussed; Harry Jordan's experience outlined as illustrating situation. [JORDAN - notes reduction of his judgment and economy implications for him.] [Dr. Sidney WOLFE - feels California's legislature limiting size of malpractice awards treats symptoms, not problem of malpractice.] [JORDAN - questions his future.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
- Rather, Dan;
- Redeker, Bill
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