Medical Malpractice

Author: Frank A. Sloan
Editor: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262515160
Size: 17,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive analysis of medical malpractice from legal, medical, economic, andinsurance perspectives that considers why past efforts at reform have not worked and offersrecommendations for realistic, achievable policy changes.

Medical Malpractice

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737771755
Size: 12,10 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Readers will examine the views and fears that physicians have over lawsuits and how those fears affect medical care. This volume studies malpractice caps, and safe-harbor laws, and how they impact patients and doctors. It will give your readers a greater understanding of what is going on at their doctor's office, and what sort of mindfulness they should have when seeking care.

The Medical Malpractice Myth

Author: Tom Baker
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226036502
Size: 19,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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American health care is in crisis because of exploding medical malpractice litigation. Insurance premiums for doctors and malpractice lawsuits are skyrocketing, rendering doctors both afraid and unable to afford to continue to practice medicine. Undeserving victims sue at the drop of a hat, egged on by greedy lawyers, and receive eye-popping awards that insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors themselves struggle to pay. The plaintiffs and lawyers always win; doctors, and the nonlitigious, always lose; and affordable health care is the real victim. This, according to Tom Baker, is the myth of medical malpractice, and as a reality check he offers The Medical Malpractice Myth, a stunning dismantling of this familiar, but inaccurate, picture of the health care industry. Are there too many medical malpractice suits? No, according to Baker; there is actually a great deal more medical malpractice, with only a fraction of the cases ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. Is too much litigation to blame for the malpractice insurance crisis? No, for that we can look to financial trends and competitive behavior in the insurance industry. Are these lawsuits frivolous? Very rarely. Point by point, Baker—a leading authority on insurance and law—pulls together the research that demolishes the myths that have taken hold about medical malpractice and suggests a series of legal reforms that would help doctors manage malpractice insurance while also improving patient safety and medical accountability. President Bush has made medical malpractice reform a priority in his last term in office, but if history is any indication, legislative reform would only worsen the situation and perpetuate the gross misunderstanding of it. The debate surely will be transformed by The Medical Malpractice Myth, a book aimed squarely at general readers but with radical conclusions that speak to the highest level of domestic policymaking.

Medical Malpractice

Author: William O. Robertson
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295961620
Size: 19,89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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More than 90 percent of all the malpractice suits ever filed in the United States have been filed in the last two decades, a mere 3 percent of the nations history. And, currently, one out of every ten physicians in America is involved in an alleged incident of malpractice.This book addresses the distressing predicament facing both the doctor and the patient. Using a collection of case histories to explore the causes of malpractice, he offers sensible suggestions and guidelines for reducing both actual and perceived malpractice.

Medical Malpractice

Author: Frank Mcclellan
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566390668
Size: 15,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From practical to philosophical considerations, this succinct, clear presentation of medical malpractice issues is a valuable resource for the classroom and the reference shelf. Frank M. McClellan illustrates the multitude of considerations that impact the merit of each case, never losing sight of the importance of preserving human dignity in malpractice lawsuits. Early chapters urge the evaluation of legal, medical, and ethical standards, especially the Standard of Care. Part II focuses on assessing and proving compensatory and punitive damages, Part III sets out guidelines for intelligence gathering, medical research, choosing expert witnesses, and preparing for trial. Students of law, medicine, and public health, as well as lawyers and health care professionals, will find in Medical Malpractice a valuable text or reference book. "Problems" in twelve of the thirteen chapters illustrate the range of issues that can arise in malpractice suits. An appendix lists leading cases that have shaped medical malpractice law.

The Healthcare Imperative

Author: Institute of Medicine
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309144337
Size: 13,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The United States has the highest per capita spending on health care of any industrialized nation but continually lags behind other nations in health care outcomes including life expectancy and infant mortality. National health expenditures are projected to exceed $2.5 trillion in 2009. Given healthcare's direct impact on the economy, there is a critical need to control health care spending. According to The Health Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes, the costs of health care have strained the federal budget, and negatively affected state governments, the private sector and individuals. Healthcare expenditures have restricted the ability of state and local governments to fund other priorities and have contributed to slowing growth in wages and jobs in the private sector. Moreover, the number of uninsured has risen from 45.7 million in 2007 to 46.3 million in 2008. The Health Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes identifies a number of factors driving expenditure growth including scientific uncertainty, perverse economic and practice incentives, system fragmentation, lack of patient involvement, and under-investment in population health. Experts discussed key levers for catalyzing transformation of the delivery system. A few included streamlined health insurance regulation, administrative simplification and clarification and quality and consistency in treatment. The book is an excellent guide for policymakers at all levels of government, as well as private sector healthcare workers.

Research Handbook On The Economics Of Torts

Author: Jennifer Arlen
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781006172
Size: 13,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focusing on issues of vital importance to those seeking to understand and reform the tort system, this volume takes a multi-disciplinary approach, including theoretical economic analysis, empirical analysis, socio-economic analysis, and behavioral anal

The Preparation And Trial Of Medical Malpractice Cases

Author: Richard E. Shandell
Editor: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 9781588520081
Size: 12,12 MB
Format: PDF
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The Preparation and Trial of Medical Malpractice Cases treats a case as a continuous process, from interviewing the client to closing argument. It offers comprehensive coverage of the questions surrounding health maintenance organizations, including case law on the right to sue an HMO as well as its participating physicians. You'll find discussion of: how to recognize a meritorious case; the doctrine of alternative liability; the evidentiary value of FDA approval or non-approval; the continuing treatment doctrine; state statutes regarding motion practice; malpractice liability of alternative medical practitioners; the admissibility of evidence comparing physicians' risk statistics to those of other physicians; use of expert testimony to establish res ipsa loquitur in negligence; the modified standard of proximate cause when a physician's negligence exacerbates a patient's existing condition; violation of the duty to disclose information; contributory negligence in informed consent; distinguishing between medical malpractice and ordinary negligence; liability of nurses; and more. Appendices demonstrate how to analyze a medical brief, depose and examine the defendant physician, and elicit testimony from your own expert witness. Also included are a sample Bill of Particulars, a sample jury charge and a list of Web sites to assist your medical research.

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Author: Arthur H. Bernstein
Editor: Pluribus Pr
Size: 19,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Insuring Medical Malpractice

Author: Frank A. Sloan
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195361513
Size: 19,42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The cost of malpractice insurance to physicians has been increasing in recent years, as has the threat to physicians of being sued. This book describes and analyzes the workings of the market for physicians' liability insurance. The authors use their own data and other sources to study questions such as: Is the market for medical malpractice insurance competitive? Has the profitability of medical malpractice insurance been excessive? Why do malpractice insurers demand reinsurance? What effect has insurance regulation had on premiums? And it explores what experience rating is and how it is done.