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19374. Inefficiencies and Adverse Aspects of Medical Malpractice Law. This paper provides an overview, analysis, and critique of the current tort-based medical malpractice system in the United States. The first part of the paper provides an overview of the current system, including a discussion of the three main theoretical objectives underlying the system, a discussion of malpractice insurance, an overview of patient injuries, and a discussion of how patients file medical malpractice claims. The second part of the paper discusses problems in the system in terms of patient and provider incentives. Concludes the medical malpractice system is burdened by a broad range of perverse incentives. APA Style 12 pages, 45 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources, 3,320 words.
TAGS: medical malpractice, perverse incentives, patient injuries, malpractice insurance, torts, malpractice law, healthcare costs, malpractice claims.
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