Medical Malpractice: A Comprehensive Analysis

Synopsis

The healthcare delivery system in the United States is inundated with medical malpractice and liability issues, and there is no consensus about causes or solutions. Both physicians and an alliance of lawyers and consumer groups agree that there is a crisis, but physicians claim that the current malpractice system inheres in too many lawsuits while the lawyers argue that the current level of litigation is too low. Multivariate statistical methods are used in this much-needed effort to investigate the effects of medical malpractice on various aspects of health care.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001