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Overview

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. In Medical Malpractice, 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. Sloan and Chepke argue that the complexity of medical malpractice stems largely from the interaction of the four discrete markets that determine outcomes--legal, medical malpractice insurance,
medical care, and government activity. After describing what the evidence shows about the functioning of medical malpractice, types of defensive medicine, and the effects of past reforms, they examine such topics as scheduling damages as an alternative to flat caps, jury behavior, health courts, incentives to prevent medical errors, insurance regulation, reinsurance, no-fault insurance, and suggestions for future reforms. Medical Malpractice is the most comprehensive treatment of malpractice available, integrating findings from several different areas of research and describing them accessibly in nontechnical language. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in medical malpractice.Frank A.
Sloan is J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and
Professor of Economics at Duke University. He is the coauthor of The Price of
Smoking (MIT Press, 2004) and author or editor of many other books on health economics. Lindsey M. Chepke, an attorney, is a Research Associate at the Center for
Health Policy at Duke University.

The MIT Press

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"...[ Medical Malpractice] certainly will be of interest not only to medical and legal policy makers but to physicians interested in this oftentimes most personal of topics. For some in the medical community much of the research and many of the conclusions may prove difficult to accept, but by explaining and expounding on a perceived medical malpractice crisis, Sloan and
Chepke just might help slowly change that perception." Journal of American Medical
Association

The MIT Press

Edward A. Dauer
"Controversy over the modern medical malpractice system has raged ever since the first malpractice crisis took place in 1975, but it is only during the past few years that empirical studies have generated the data that are necessary to produce an accurate understanding of how the system works. Frank Sloan and Lindsey Chepke pull these data into a comprehensive picture in this book, and unlike many other commentators, they do so with commendable objectivity.... it is a scholarly masterpiece and is easily the definitive work on its subject." Maxwell J. Mehlman NewEngland Journal of Medicine

"This is top-flight work. I expect this book will be a watershed in the literature of medical malpractice. I have seen nothing so capacious nor so well done."—Edward A. Dauer, DeanEmeritus, and Professor of Law, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262515160
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2010
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Sloan is J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and
Professor of Economics at Duke University. A leader in the field of health economics for more than thirty years, he is coauthor of The Price of
Smoking
(2004) and Medical Malpractice (2008) and coeditor of Incentives and Choices in Health Care
(2008), all published by the MIT Press.

Lindsey M. Chepke, an attorney, is a Research Associate at the Center for Health
Policy at Duke University.

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction     1
Why the Crises in Medical Malpractice?     27
An Increased Threat of Lawsuits and Higher Premiums: The Consequences     51
Governments' Responses to Medical Malpractice Crises-and Their Effects     85
Ceilings on Nonmonetary and Total Losses     107
Compensating Plaintiffs' Attorneys     135
Juries and Health Courts     163
Patient Safety and Medical Malpractice     189
Medical Malpractice Insurance and Insurance Regulation     217
Reinsurance     247
No-Fault for Medical Injuries     277
Reforms: What Can Be Done     309
Notes     337
References     401
Index     441
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