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MIT Press (Cambridge, MA) has published "Medical Malpractice," 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, no-fault insurance, and suggestions for future reform. It costs $40.
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Date:May 1, 2008
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