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Although from an insurer's point of view, the medical malpractice crisis of the mid-1980s is now largely over, physicians remain concerned about the threat of litigation. Moreover, increasing numbers of physicians and others concerned about health care have begun to question the appropriateness of a tort-based system for compensating those injured by medical management. They also question whether tort law provides appropriate incentives for better quality of care. Unfortunately, discussions of the merits and drawbacks of tort-based malpractice litigation are rarely oriented to physician audiences. The absence of a well written, nontechnical overview of medical malpractice law has significantly impaired
Medical Malpractice Solutions: Systems and Proposals for Injury Compensation. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-3-238_1
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