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Medical Malpractice$
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Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195720

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.x) (p.1) 1 Introduction
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Medical Malpractice
Author(s):

A. Sloan Frank

M. Chepke Lindsey

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0001

This introductory chapter first describes the approach used in the present book, which offers empirical evidence on medical malpractice in the United States. It then discusses medical malpractice and tort law; the indicators of a broken system; the four markets—legal, medical malpractice insurance, medical care, and government activity—where medical malpractice outcomes are determined; and the five myths of medical malpractice. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   medical malpractice, United States, tort law, myths

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