The Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis: Opportunity for State Action

A third malpractice insurance crisis in as many decades provides states with an opportunity to take an inclusive approach to the problem by addressing patient safety and medical errors in addition to tort reform. This paper examines the history and causes of the problem, analyzes the various approaches states are taking to solve this most recent crisis, and summarizes Pennsylvania’s comprehensive new legislation that links patient safety and tort reform.

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