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Should MCP Hospital close?

There would clearly be some negative impacts: jobs would be lost, local businesses would close and physicians would be dislocated. Some analysts counter that MCP had been a weak institution – financially, academically and clinically – for many years, that Philadelphia has an abundance and/or maldistribution of medical services, and that MCP’s closure would cause little long-term disruption to most physicians, patients or remaining hospitals.

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Malpractice reforms ineffective

In the wake of fresh premium increases and heavy lobbying last year for tort reforms that stalled in the Pa. Legislature, physicians may look to what reforms have passed in Pa., and whether they will bring relief any time soon.

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