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Medical malpractice

Author: Frank A Sloan; Lindsey M Chepke
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
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Economist Frank Sloan and lawyer Lindsey Chepke examine the U.S. medical malpractice process from legal, medical, economic, and insurance perspectives, analyze past efforts at reform, and offer realistic, achievable policy recommendations. They review the considerable empirical evidence in a balanced fashion and assess objectively what works in the current system and what does not. They argue that the complexity of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sloan, Frank A.
Medical malpractice.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2008
(OCoLC)707078228
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Sloan; Lindsey M Chepke
ISBN: 9780262195720 0262195720 9780262515160 0262515164
OCLC Number: 124505704
Description: viii, 458 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why the crisis in medical malpractice? --
An increased threat of lawsuits and higher premiums : the consequences --
Governments' responses to medical malpractice crises--and their effects --
Ceilings on nonmonetary and total losses --
Compensating plaintiffs' attorneys --
Juries and health courts --
Patient safety and medical malpractice --
Medical malpractice insurance and insurance regulation --
Reinsurance --
No-fault for medical injuries --
Reforms : what can be done.
Responsibility: Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke.
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