The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated that tort reform might reduce health care costs by 0.5 percent, saving approximately $11 billion out of a total of $2.5 trillion in health care costs annually. The actual costs of malpractice insurance premiums, court verdicts, and the cost of so-called defensive medicine account for less than 2 percent of total health care costs. (In 2002, medical malpractice payouts were 0.38% of total health care costs in the United States and medical malpractice premiums were 0.58%.) Many studies have shown that most legal claims against physicians have a legitimate basis, that most of those claims that are not legitimate do not result in compensation paid to the claimants, and that there are far more legitimate medical malpractice injuries that are not subject to claims than there are frivolous claims.
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