Scanning the Headlines: Medical Liability
Updated on July 31, 2006
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Lauffer, D. Response of a community hospital in West Virginia to the medical malpractice crisis. Journal of Healthcare Management. 51(4):275-280, July/Aug. 2006.
Rodwin, M., Chang, H., and Clausen, J. Malpractice premiums and physicians' income: perceptions of a crisis conflict with empirical evidence. Health Affairs. 25(3):750-758, May/June 2006.
Annas, G. The patient's right to safety--improving the quality of care through litigation against hospitals. New England Journal of Medicine. 354(19):2063-2066, May 11, 2006.
Studdert, D., and others. Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation. New England Journal of Medicine. 354(19):2024-2033, May 11, 2006.
Williams, C., and Mello, M. Medical malpractice: impact of the crisis and effect of state tort reforms. Policy Brief No. 10. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. May 2006.
Mello, M. Medical malpractice: impact of the crisis and effect of state tort reforms. Research Synthesis Report No. 10. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. May 2006.
Kesselheim, A., Ferris, T., and Studdert, D. Will physician-level measures of clinical performance be used in medical malpractice litigation? Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). 295(15):1831-1834, Apr. 18, 2006.
Lopez, L. Full disclosure and apology-an idea whose time has come. Physician Executive. 32(2):6-14, Mar./Apr. 2006.
Kessler, D. The determinants of the cost of medical liability insurance. Physician Insurers of America (PIAA). Apr. 25, 2006.
Mello, M. Understanding medical malpractice insurance: a primer. Research Synthesis Report No. 8. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jan. 2006.
Thomas, C., editor. Current Award Trends in Personal Injury. 45th ed. Horsham, PA: LRP Publications, 2006. (Ref KF 1256 A15 C976 2006).
U.S. tort costs and cross-border perspectives: 2005 update. News release, Mar. 2006. Towers Perrin Tillinghast, 2006.
U.S. medical liability trend showing strong signs of improvement. Healthcare Financial Management Association. 59(12):108-109, Dec. 2005.
Charles, S. Medical liability litigation as a distruptive life event. Bulletin American College of Surgeons. 90(12):17-23, Dec. 2005.