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MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Press (Cambridge, MA) has published "Medical Malpractice Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. ," a cloth-bound volume that examines the U.S. medical malpractice process from legal, medical, economic and insurance perspectives, analyzes past efforts at reform, and offer policy recommendations. The book argues that the complexity of medical malpractice stems largely from the interaction of four markets that determine outcomes, including legal, medical malpractice insurance, medical care and government activity, and describes evidence about the functioning of medical malpractice and types of defensive medicine. Content covers such topics as scheduling damages as an alternative to flat caps, jury behavior, health courts, incentives to prevent medical errors, insurance regulation, reinsurance The contract made between an insurance company and a third party to protect the insurance company from losses. The contract provides for the third party to pay for the loss sustained by the insurance company when the company makes a payment on the original contract. , no-fault insurance no-fault insurance, type of indemnity plan, usually applied to automobile coverage, in which those injured in an accident receive direct payment from the company with which they themselves are insured. , and suggestions for future reform. It costs $40.
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