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.