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GAO Assesses Malpractice Crisis Affects

Washington

The medical malpractice liability system does not appear to have a widespread impact on access to health care, according to a new report from the United States General Accounting Office released late last week.

While medical malpractice concerns have contributed to localized health care access problems, many reports of physicians relocating to other states or closing their practices are either inaccurate or involved relatively few physicians, the report says.

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