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Health Care Law, Michael C. Guanzon Nov 2006

Health Care Law, Michael C. Guanzon

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


“A Modest Proposal”: Universal Cesarean Section To Reduce Professional Liability Costs, James A. Greenberg, Katherine E. Economy, Andrew W. Beckwith, Jeffrey L. Ecker Jan 2006

“A Modest Proposal”: Universal Cesarean Section To Reduce Professional Liability Costs, James A. Greenberg, Katherine E. Economy, Andrew W. Beckwith, Jeffrey L. Ecker

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ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To model the effect of universal cesarean delivery on professional liability costs.

STUDY DESIGN: We examined all obstetric professional liability claims covered by a single insurer between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 2000. We reviewed each case to determine if an alternate route of delivery might reasonably have prevented the lawsuit. Costs were calculated by adding the cost of processing the claim, the legal defense, the settlement payments and/or the actuarially derived adjustments. Using a 20% cesarean rate as our baseline, we modeled the effect on liability costs of cesarean delivery in all patients.

RESULTS: There ...


Health Courts And Malpractice Claims Adjudication Through Medicare: Some Questions, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost Jan 2006

Health Courts And Malpractice Claims Adjudication Through Medicare: Some Questions, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Reform Of Medical Liability And Patient Safety: Are Health Courts And Medicare The Keys To Effective Change?, Randall R. Bovbjerg Jan 2006

Reform Of Medical Liability And Patient Safety: Are Health Courts And Medicare The Keys To Effective Change?, Randall R. Bovbjerg

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


An Advocate's Response To Professor Sage, Toby S. Edelman Jan 2006

An Advocate's Response To Professor Sage, Toby S. Edelman

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


The Patient-Physician Relationship And Its Implications For Malpractice Litigation, Debra Roter Jan 2006

The Patient-Physician Relationship And Its Implications For Malpractice Litigation, Debra Roter

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Health Courts And Malpractice Claims Adjudication Through Medicare: Some Questions, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost Jan 2006

Health Courts And Malpractice Claims Adjudication Through Medicare: Some Questions, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Scholarly Articles

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Hospital Peer Review Standards And Due Process: Moving From Tort Doctrine Toward Contract Principles Based On Clinical Practice Guidelines, Katharine A. Van Tassel Jan 2006

Hospital Peer Review Standards And Due Process: Moving From Tort Doctrine Toward Contract Principles Based On Clinical Practice Guidelines, Katharine A. Van Tassel

Faculty Scholarship

This Article proposes a solution to the problems associated with the current use of vague standards in peer review. This Article will examine the proposal that medical staffs switch from ad hoc judicial decision-making to rule-making. This switch will allow medical staffs to abandon the troublesome practice of applying vague 'standard of care' measures ex post facto. In its stead, express contractual terminology could be adopted, such as 'expectations of performance,' which incorporates specifically chosen and uniquely tailored clinical practice guidelines ('CPGs') directly into the medical staff by-laws. Describing the expectations of physician performance in express contractual terms enables physicians ...