The Search for Strategies to Reduce Medical Error

Forthcoming in Jurimetrics Vol. 62 Issue No. 3 (Spring 2022)

15 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2022

Date Written: June 20, 2022

Abstract

This essay is based on a book review of Closing Death’s Door: Legal Innovations to End the Epidemic of Healthcare Harm, by Michael J. Saks and Stephan Landsman. The book examines in precise detail the empirical evidence and policy dimensions of strategies for reducing medical error—both through analysis of data on medical malpractice litigation, and more centrally, through the organizational lens of the provision of medical care in the healthcare system.

In this essay, my perspective is to locate the authors’ illuminating findings in broader tort and regulatory perspectives on compensation and deterrence for medical harm.

Suggested Citation

Rabin, Robert L., The Search for Strategies to Reduce Medical Error (June 20, 2022). Forthcoming in Jurimetrics Vol. 62 Issue No. 3 (Spring 2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4141645 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4141645

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