Video: “Need to Know” looks at our medical malpractice system

On the second of two inauguration specials examining Common Good’s proposals to end bureaucratic gridlock and get the United States moving forward, “Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores how malpractice lawsuits contribute to rising healthcare costs. Correspondent William Brangham travels to Denmark, where medical disputes are settled by experts without ever going to court. Here’s the video:

For more information, read Common Good Chair Philip K. Howard’s recent essay on Health Courts at the Health Affairs blog.