New Study Indicates Tort Reform in Texas Has Not Increased Physician Supply

According to a new study published in April 2012, tort reform measures passed in Texas in 2003 have not increased physician supply in Texas. 

The study was authored by David Hyman, University of Illinois College of Law; Charles Silver of the University of Texas at Austin – School of Law, and Bernard Black of Norwestern University – School of Law. 

A summary of their findings can be found at

Ted Frank, of the Manhattan Institute, and known proponent of tort reform, has stated after reading this study, "I, for one, am going to stop claiming that Texas tort reform increased physican supply without better data demonstrating that."