Shortage of doctors to deliver the kids of our future? In a recent article written by Dr. Richard E. Anderson of The Doctors Company, studies show that doctors who perform childbirth duties are becoming progressively scarce. A major reason for this decline is the additional cost of malpractice insurance for those physicians not performing a significant number of deliveries. On average, obstetricians spend over 15 percent of their career fighting mostly frivolous malpractice claims, when this time could be spent giving top-notch care to their patients. Read more on the article here.