How about we start limiting medical malpractice lawsuits when doctors start washing their hands?
It’s stories like this that make it impossible for me to pity the medical profession and its so-called lawsuit “crisis.”
"Studies have shown that hospital personnel wash or disinfect their hands fewer than half the times they should," Levitt and Dubner write. "And doctors are the worst offenders, more lax than either nurses or aides." In fact, one Australian study reported a hand washing compliance rate of only 9 percent.
Source: 'SuperFreakonomics': When Dirty Hands Mean Deadly Infections - ABC News