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#BreakingNews: In #Military Care, a Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny via @nytimes | #Healthcare #MilitaryHospitals

Malpractice suits can also be a rough indicator of risk. From 2006 to 2010, the government paid an annual average of more than $100 million in military malpractice claims from surgical, maternity and neonatal care, records show. It would be paying far more if not for one salient reality of military health care: Active-duty service members are required to use military hospitals and clinics, but unlike the other patients, they may not sue. If they could, the Congressional Budget Office estimated in 2010, the military’s paid claims would triple.

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/us/in-military-care-a-p...

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