Open and Honest: New York Hospitals Test Malpractice Pilot Program

Five hospitals in New York City have joined a 3-year, $3-million program aimed at decreasing medical malpractice costs. The federally funded program will attempt to cut malpractice-related costs at the five hospitals by (a) revealing medical errors quickly; (b) offering early settlements; and (c) using judicial mediators to assist in settlement negotiations as an alternative to having cases go to jury trials.

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