Texas Lawsuit Reforms Attract New Physicians

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Since Texas voters approved medical liability reforms 16 years ago, the number of new doctors practicing in the state has grown significantly.  Read more from the Texas Alliance for Patient Access:   

TEXAS LICENSES A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW PHYSICIANS AT THE 16-YEAR MARK OF LIABILITY REFORMS

The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 4,760 new physicians for the fiscal year that ended in August.

The board licensed 246 more doctors this year than last, said Austin internist Howard Marcus, M.D, chairman of Texas Alliance For Patient Access.

“The number of new physicians applying for a Texas license also reached a near all-time high,” said Dr. Marcus, “topping 5,000 applicants for the fifth successive year,” he said.

“The state medical board is now licensing twice as many doctors per year than in the medical crisis years before lawsuit reforms were enacted,” said Marcus.

“Texas needs all of the high-quality doctors we can get, and we’re doing a good job of attracting them,” said Marcus.

Article above found on TAPA homepage: www.tapa.info