William M. Sage

University of Texas at Austin School of Law

James R. Dougherty Chair

727 East Dean Keeton Street

Austin, TX 78705

United States

University of Texas at Austin - Dell Medical School

Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care

Austin, TX 78712

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Stability, Not Crisis: Medical Malpractice Claim Outcomes in Texas, 1988-2002

as published in 2 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, pp. 207-259 (2005), Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 287, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE05-002, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 030
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Georgetown University and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 1,977 (5,461)
Citation 17

Abstract:

2.

Estimating the Effect of Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases: Evidence from Texas

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 355-409, 2009, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-16, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 106, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2009
Georgetown University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 683 (29,726)
Citation 8

Abstract:

damages caps, medical malpractice, texas, settlements

Defense Costs and Insurer Reserves in Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Cases: Evidence from Texas, 1988-2004

U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE07-012, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 99, American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 10, pp. 185-245, 2008
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2010
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Georgetown University, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 580 (36,491)
Citation 10

Abstract:

defense costs, litigation, torts, medical malpractice, insurance

Defense Costs and Insurer Reserves in Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Cases: Evidence from Texas, 1988-2004

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 185-245, 2008
Posted: 31 Dec 2008
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Georgetown University, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

K13, K32, K41

4.

Physicians' Insurance Limits and Malpractice Payments: Evidence from Texas Closed Claims, 1990-2003

Journal of Legal Studies, pp. s9-s45, 2008, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 981192, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-16, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE07-008, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 67
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2008
Boston University - School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Georgetown University and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
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Citation 17

Abstract:

medical malpractice, insurance, liability

5.

Do Defendants Pay What Juries Award? Post-Verdict Haircuts in Texas Medical Malpractice Cases, 1988-2003

as published in 4 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, pp. 3-68 (2007), U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE06-028, U of Texas Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 68, 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2015
Georgetown University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Boston University - School of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 424 (51,319)
Citation 19

Abstract:

Jury verdict, malpractice, payout, haircut

6.

Reputation, Malpractice Liability, and Medical Error

ACCOUNTABILITY: PATIENT SAFETY AND POLICY REFORM, Virginia A. Sharpe, ed., Georgetown University Press, 2004, Copyright
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Mar 2005
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 355 (62,084)

Abstract:

medical malpractice, physician, tort, reputation, norms

7.

Monopsony as an Agency and Regulatory Problem in Health Care

Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 949-988, 2004
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Jun 2004
Peter J. Hammer and William M. Sage
Wayne State University Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 313 (71,330)
Citation 1

Abstract:

antitrust, monopsony, agency, health care, health insurance

8.

Malpractice Payouts and Malpractice Insurance: Evidence from Texas Closed Claims, 1990-2003

Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Vol. 33, pp. 177-192, 2008, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 983199, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE07-016, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 102
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2008
University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Boston University - School of Law, Georgetown University and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 302 (78,021)
Citation 10

Abstract:

liability insurance, claims analysis, medical malpractice, insurance policy limits

Competing on Quality of Care: The Need to Develop a Competition Policy for Health Care Markets

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 20 Jul 2000
Peter J. Hammer and William M. Sage
Wayne State University Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 301 (81,528)
Citation 1

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Competing on Quality of Care: The Need to Develop a Competition Policy for Health Care Markets

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 32, Summer 1999
Posted: 20 Jul 2000
Peter J. Hammer and William M. Sage
Wayne State University Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

10.

How Do the Elderly Fare in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Before and After Tort Reform? Evidence from Texas

American Law and Economics Review, Forthcoming 2012, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-24, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE09-009, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 May 2010 Last Revised: 13 May 2012
Hanyang University - College of Policy Science, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Georgetown University, University of Texas at Austin School of Law and University of Texas at Austin - School of Law
Downloads 288 (74,371)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Elderly, Malpractice, Claiming, Tort Reform

11.

Understanding the First Malpractice Crisis of the 21st Century

HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK, Alice Gosfield, ed., West, 2003
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Dec 2003
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 252 (92,306)
Citation 4

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12.

Brand New Law! The Need to Market Health Care Reform

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 159, 2011, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 190, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 198
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 245 (100,530)

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13.

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Regulatory Strategies and Institutional Capacity

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 154, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE09-013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2009
William M. Sage and David A. Hyman
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Georgetown University
Downloads 242 (96,822)

Abstract:

Antibiotic, antimicrobial, resistance, regulatory theory, regulation

14.

Managed Care's Crimea: Medical Necessity, Therapeutic Benefit, and the Goals of Administrative Process in Health Insurance

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 53, pp. 593-666, 2003
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 213 (109,114)
Citation 1

Abstract:

health insurance, managed care, medical necessity, dispute resolution, mediation, therapeutic jurisprudence

15.

Do Health Reform and Malpractice Reform Fit Together?

U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 203, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS11-13
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2014
William M. Sage and David A. Hyman
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Georgetown University
Downloads 174 (137,085)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Malpractice, PPACA, Health Reform, Tort Reform

16.

Assembled Products: The Key to More Effective Competition and Antitrust Oversight in Health Care

Cornell Law Review 2016; 101(3): 609-700, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. E560
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2016
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 99 (148,041)

Abstract:

Health care, competition, regulated industries, antitrust

17.

Putting Insurance Reform in the ACA's Rear-View Mirror

Houston Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. e551, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 551
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 83 (239,162)

Abstract:

Health reform, Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage, medical services, population health

18.

Relational Duties, Regulatory Duties, and the Widening Gap between Individual Health Law and Collective Health Policy

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 96, No. 2, 2008, U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 133
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2010
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 82 (220,004)
Citation 3

Abstract:

health law, public law, bioethics, policy, biomedical

19.

Should the Patient Conquer?

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2010, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 194
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2011
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 74 (253,615)

Abstract:

Health reform, PPACA, physician-patient relationship, population health

20.

Legal and Constitutional Influences on the Implementation of U.S. Health Care Reform

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 May 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 66 (265,582)

Abstract:

Health care reform, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

21.

Our 'Patchwork' Health Care System: Melodic Variations, Counterpoint, and the Future Role of Physicians

Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, 2014, Forthcoming, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. e553
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 43 (278,364)

Abstract:

Health care reform, fragmentation, hospital, physician, health information technology, antitrust

22.

Out of the Box: The Future of Retail Medical Clinics

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 3, 2009, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. e552
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 36 (312,442)

Abstract:

Retail clinics, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care

23.

Fracking Health Care: The Need to Safely De-Medicalize America and Recover Trapped Value for Its People

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Jun 2017
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 0 (320,840)

Abstract:

Health Policy, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Health Economics, Triple Aim, Value-Based Care, Social Determinants of Health

24.

Brief of Amici Curiae Texas Professors Specializing in Health Law and Health Policy, Teladoc Inc. v. Texas Medical Board (5th Cir.)

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Sep 2016
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Downloads 0 (351,270)

Abstract:

Health Policy, Health Care Competition, Triple Aim, Value-Based Care, Antitrust, State Action, Occupational Licensing

25.

Upstream Health Law

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42; 4: 535-549 (2014), U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. UTPUB629
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2015
William M. Sage and Kelley McIlhattan
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Abstract:

Health care, physicians, hospitals, innovation, regulation

26.

Changes in Physician Supply and Scope of Practice During a Malpractice Crisis: Evidence from Pennsylvania

Health Affairs, 2007
Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Stanford Law School, University of Melbourne - Faculty of Law & Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Statistics Collaborative, Inc., Aetna, Inc. and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

malpractice, liability, medical, litigation, crisis, tort reform

27.

Caring for Patients in a Malpractice Crisis: Physician Satisfaction, the Physician-Patient Relationship, and Quality of Care

Health Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 42-54, July/August 2004
Posted: 12 Aug 2004
Stanford Law School, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harris Interactive, Harris Interactive, Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

malpractice, satisfaction, liability, physician, insurance

28.

The Forgotten Third: Liability Insurance and the Medical Malpractice Crisis

Health Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 10-21, August 2004
Posted: 30 Jul 2004
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

medical malpractice, liability insurance

29.

Hospitals' Behavior in a Tort Crisis: Observations from Pennsylvania

Health Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 6, November/December 2003
Posted: 24 Nov 2003
Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Abstract:

medical malpractice, hospitals, liability, insurance

30.

A Copernican View of Health Care Antitrust

Law & Contemporary Problems Special Issue, Is the Health Care Revolution Over?, Vol. 65, 2002, Forthcoming
Posted: 09 May 2002
William M. Sage and Peter J. Hammer
University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Wayne State University Law School

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31.

Antitrust, Health Care Quality, and the Courts

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 102, 2002, Forthcoming
Posted: 16 Mar 2002
Peter J. Hammer and William M. Sage
Wayne State University Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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32.

Competing on Quality of Care: Developing a Competition Policy for Health Care Markets

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1999
Posted: 05 Dec 1999
Peter J. Hammer and William M. Sage
Wayne State University Law School and University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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33.

Expanding Managed Care Liability: What Impact on Employment-based Health Coverage?

Health Affairs, Vol. 18, November/December 1999
Posted: 02 Dec 1999
Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, RAND Corporation - Santa Monica CA Offices and Stanford Law School

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34.

Regulating Through Information: Disclosure Laws and American Health Care

Columbia Law Review, vol. 99, p. 1701, 1999
Posted: 09 Aug 1999
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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35.

Physicians as Advocates

Houston Law Review, 1999
Posted: 02 Dec 1998
William M. Sage
University of Texas at Austin School of Law

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