Historic Survey Indicates Pro-Life Physicians Have Fewer Malpractice Claims

An historic survey is underway to study the medical malpractice rates of pro-life physicians. If those physicians prove to have a lower level of malpractice claims and losses it could lead to lower insurance costs making it easier for pro-life obstetricians to stay in business. Many physicians are leaving the practice of high risk medical specializations, such as OB-GYN, because they cannot afford to pay their malpractice insurance premiums. It also means that pro-life physicians could provide a set of best practices for use in hospitals and healthcare systems everywhere. K&B Underwriters, experts in eldercare and medical malpractice insurance in Reston, Virginia are testing the hypothesis that physicians who practice medicine within a “Culture of Life” framework have fewer medical malpractice claims than their colleagues. To test this premise they initiated a survey on their website www.kbunderwriters.com. Thus far over 400 physicians from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have completed the survey. The respondents represent 85 specialties and sub-specialties of medicine. Completed surveys are continuing to come in, and so far the results firmly attest to lower malpractice losses among pro-life physicians. The initial results are stunning. Pro-life physicians taking the survey have an average loss rate of 20 cents per dollar of premiums collected compared with an average of 81.4 cents in losses per dollar of premiums collected from all physicians. These results are from a 2007 report by the A.M. Best Co. That’s more than a 75 % difference in malpractice losses! K&B Underwriters is hoping that the pro-life community will encourage more physicians to participate. If enough data can be collected and...