Kristin Madison, ‘The reality of the deterrence effect: How malpractice suits promote patient safety’

Commentary on Joanna C Schwartz, ‘A Dose of Reality for Medical Malpractice Reform’, NYU Law Rev (forthcoming), available at SSRN. “Discussions of patient safety often begin with the depressing statistic that 98,000 Americans die every year due to hospital medical error. From there, they may veer toward a conversation about the culture of silence that hinders efforts to identify and address medical errors. The reasons for the culture of silence? There are many, but the law usually features prominently among them …” (more)

[JOTWELL, 20 March]

First posted 2013-03-20 13:51:29

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