Medical Malpractice and the U. S. Health Care System

Medical Malpractice and the U. S. Health Care System

by William M. Sage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521849322

ISBN-13: 9780521849326

Pub. Date: 06/19/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which…  See more details below

Overview

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance, and tort litigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521849326
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Framing Medical Malpractice as a Health Policy Issue: 1. The medical malpractice system: structure and performance Michelle M. Mello and David M. Studdert; 2. Malpractice reform as a health policy problem William M. Sage; 3. Medical malpractice and the new politics of health care Rogan Kersh; Part II. The Health Policy Impact of Medical Malpractice: 4. Who pays when malpractice premiums rise? Mark V. Pauly; 5. The effects of the US malpractice system on the cost and quality of care David J. Becker and Daniel P. Kessler; 6. Liability, patient safety, and defensive medicine: what does the future hold? Troyen A. Brennan, Michelle M. Mello and David M. Studdert; 7. Medical liability and the culture of technology Peter D. Jacobson; Part III. Malpractice Reforms that Solve the Right Problems: 8. Promoting fairness in the medical malpractice system Maxwell J. Mehlman; 9. Caps and the construction of damages in medical malpractice cases Catherine M. Sharkey; 10. Expertise and the legal process Catherine T. Struve; 11. Disclosure and fair resolution of adverse events Carol B. Liebman and Chris Stern Hyman; Part IV. In Search of a 'New Paradigm': 12. Enterprise liability in the 21st century Randall R. Bovbjerg and Robert Berenson; 13. Private contractual alternatives to malpractice liability Jennifer Arlen; 14. Medical malpractice insurance reform: 'enterprise insurance' and some alternatives Tom Baker; 15. Governments as insurers in professional and hospital liability insurance markets Frank A. Sloan and Charles E. Eesley; 16. Medicare-led malpractice reform Eleanor Kinney and William Sage.

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