The Legal Liability Regime: How Well Is It Doing in Assuring Quality, Accounting for Costs, and Coping with an Evolving Reality in the Healthcare Marketplace?
James F. Blumstein
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Annals of Health Law, 2002
This brief Essay will focus, in somewhat truncated fashion, on the following broad set of questions: How well does the legal liability regime deal with selected current issues? The Essay will raise some issues regarding the current state of liability law and relate those issues to current health policy concerns such as quality assurance and cost containment. I will conclude that some premises of liability law have been called into question and are in need of rethinking.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: medical malpractice, medical errors, political uncertainty, health law and health policy
JEL Classification: I1, K0, I18, I19, K10, K13Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 23, 2002
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