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Drafting doctors for ER duty



The spokesman for Florida's plaintiff's bar, president Frank Petosa of the Florida Justice Association, is keen on avoiding you-know-what as a remedy for shortages of emergency room doctors, and doesn't mind suggesting coercive steps instead (via RiskProf):

Policymakers should instead focus on real solutions to this problem, even though they may be more politically difficult. These could include addressing reimbursement rates, increasing requirements for doctors to take call as a condition of practice, requiring hospitals to shoulder more responsibility and implementing true medical malpractice insurance reform that requires insurance companies to pass their savings on to Florida's doctors. [emphasis added]


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