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Hawaii

Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law $375K Soft Cap
Joint Liability
Pre-Trial Screening
Expert Witness
Constitutional Status of Reforms Information not available.
Change in Insurance Rates The state medical society reports that premiums for OB/GYNs increased by 53% between 2000 and 2005 and orthopedic surgeons have seen a 45% increase since 2001.
Insurance Availability Information not available.
Change in Physician Availability State specialty societies report the number of OBs in the state fell by 9% from 2003-2005 and the number of orthopedic surgeons fell by 29% over ten years.
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 48 paid claims in 2003 or 12.7 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 18.8 per 1000.  19 paid claims in 2005 or 5 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 19 total number of paid claims for 2006 or 4.2 per 1,000 active, non-federal physicians. 25 paid claims in 2007.
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