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.