Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis: An Inquiry into the Relationship between the Crisis and Access to Health Care for Women of Color

Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, Vol.3, No. 2, pp. 267-302, 2008

36 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2008

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Corrine Parver

Washington College of Law

Tara Hechlik Newsom

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: Februrary 2008

Abstract

Public policy measures that advance minority physicians' access to minority women should also be pursued. The IOM suggests offering, as one solution, financial incentives to minority physicians who serve minority populations. Both OB/GYN and ER physicians have the highest propensity to serve minority women, yet there is no obvious incentive for these specialty groups to do so. This recommendation is repeatedly made by not only the IOM, but by the AMA, ACOG and public health advocates who have researched this area. If implemented, incentives could immediately increase the number of minority women who have access to health care.

Suggested Citation

Parver, Corrine and Hechlik Newsom, Tara, Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis: An Inquiry into the Relationship between the Crisis and Access to Health Care for Women of Color (Februrary 2008). Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, Vol.3, No. 2, pp. 267-302, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1303543

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