In a California Healthline report by Kenny Goldberg, experts discussed the arguments surrounding Proposition 46, a November ballot measure designed to improve patient safety by targeting physicians — raising the pain-and-suffering limit on malpractice lawsuits, requiring drug-testing of doctors and mandating use of a drug-reporting system that currently is voluntary.
The report includes comments from:
- Carmen Balber, executive director of Consumer Watchdog, the main backer of the ballot initiative;
- Amitabh Chandra, a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government;
- Cathy Frey, CEO of the Central Valley Health Network; and
- Richard Thorp, president of the California Medical Association (Goldberg, California Healthline, 8/20/14)
You can download a PDF of this report.