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best and worst states for obgyn

Discussion in 'Ob/Gyn' started by coolbabe76, Mar 10, 2006.

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    this is inspired from the "insurance" thread.
    which are the best and worst states in the US for an obgyn to practice....lawsuit, insurance and lifestyle schedule wise?
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    kansas has pretty reasonable insurance (60K) comparatively.
    missouri is pretty steep i have heard, but don't know numbers.

    it obviously gets more expensive the longer you have been practicing
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    ACOG red alert states
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    thanku for that link.
    you have to pardon my ignorance but can someone explain what exactly is meant by "crisis" and the meaning of the severity indicated in the figure?
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    Wow, that is really depressing. Here's a chart summarizing state caps (if any) from 2004:

    http://legisweb.state.wy.us/pubresearch/2004/04tm034.pdf

    Does anyone know what justification states use to deem malpractice caps "unconstitutional"?

    Are there any federal laws that hold promise for passing that will impose caps?

    I also want to go into Ob/Gyn but the statement "one in seven ACOG Fellows reporting that they had stopped practicing obstetrics because of the high risk of liability claims. Ob-gyns have an average of 2.6 claims filed against them during their career" freaks me out.

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