Take The Pledge

Emergency Physicians Monthly Online has a good idea to cut down on frivolous medmal cases, and I think it’s a good one.

Their drive is called “Take the Pledge”, and here it is:

“I will not offer as an expert opinion any position that does not have the full and complete agreement of at least three other experienced practicing emergency physicians.”

I’ve said it before, and one of the best ways to decrease frivolous medmal suits is to police our own ranks of those who give medical testimony. Again, this isn’t about parroting the party line, it’s about realistic testimony for or against physicians.

If you’re a Physician and you agree, I’d urge you to

I did.