Research Report How Should Malpractice Policy Put Patients First?
Randall R. Bovbjerg
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In this ARRP Bulletin "FaceOff" commentary, Randall R. Bovbjerg argued that conventional tort reform like caps on awards successfully limit the scope of the current system and reduce physicians' premiums--but do not compensate more people, improve deterrence or equitably spread the impact of their cutbacks. True improvement calls for more even-handed tort reforms, and for experiments with non-courtroom-based injury resolution by medical institutions, health plans or states, perhaps even by Medicare. (AARP Web Exclusive, April 2006)
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment
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