With the help of states in the midst of a malpractice crisis, the National Governors Association has developed a list of ways that states can deal with, or try to stave off, problems of their own.
The governors' advice appears in an issue brief, in which they acknowledge that the malpractice crisis is causing physicians in some states to retire, move to other states, or give up medical practice.
The issue brief gives states short-term suggestions for dealing with the problem. The suggestions come from case studies of crisis states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Nevada.
Short-term solutions that have been implemented by some states include …