The Relationship Between Medical Malpractice and Quality of Care,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Some of the arguments for or against changes in the malpractice system are concerned with the impact of the present and future malpractice system on the quality of medical care provided, and this paper is addressed to that issue. The paper is divided into four parts 1 consideration of quality-of-care constructs 2 an overview of those issues of medical malpractice which are pertinent to quality of care considerations 3 examination of the relationship, both theoretical and empirical, between malpractice and quality-of-care and 4 development of policy and research suggestions for understanding andor altering the current malpractice system.
- Sociology and Law
- Medicine and Medical Research