Support for health courts:

That is why we are advocating the creation of a health court system that would benefit patients and doctors alike. Under this non-adversarial system, decisions would be made by neutral medical experts and injured patients would not be pitted against their health care providers. Doctors would be required to immediately admit and apologize when an avoidable mistake has occurred and would offer the injured patient early compensation. If the patient feels the offer is unfair, he would be eligible for an arbitrated appeal. More patients would be compensated and payouts would be predictable and consistent with the injury.

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