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 updateNews 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.

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