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Health Care / Malpractice Lawsuits / Gawande Interview #719712

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The issue of the high cost of medical malpractice insurance due to lawsuits examined. [In Scranton, Pennsylvania, President BUSH - says there are too many lawsuits filed against doctors & hospitals without merit.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Brigham & Women's Hospital chief surgical resident Dr. Atul Gawande†. [From Boston, GAWANDE - says leaving surgical instruments in patients is extremely rare, but a serious & embarrassing error; comments on Bush's proposed cap on malpractice damage awards; suggests a no-fault system when there is a patient injury.]

Brown, Aaron

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