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Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke


Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. Policy responses to a series of medical malpractice crises have not resulted in effective reform and have not altered the fundamental incentives of the stakeholders. This book examines the U.S. medical malpractice process from legal, medical, economic, and insurance perspectives; analyzes past efforts at reform; and offers realistic, achievable policy recommendations. The book reviews the considerab ... More

Keywords: medical malpractice, medical errors, stakeholders, policy recommendations, discrete markets, medical care, government activity, defensive medicine, health courts, jury behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262195720
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank A. Sloan, author

Lindsey M. Chepke, author