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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Susan Spencer) Increasing number of deaths believed to be related to medical malpractice noted; details given of Harvard University study in New York; results outlined on screen. Proposed no-fault bill, where patient is compensated for a doctor's negligence, discussed. [New York Public Interest Research Group Jay HALFON - comments on study results.] [Harvard Law School Paul WEILER - says New York study is indicative of national problem.] [New York state health commissioner Dr. David AXELROD, American Medical Association Dr. James TODD - comment on issue.] Study noted providing ammunition for both sides of no-fault argument.
- Rather, Dan;
- Spencer, Susan
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