Considerable evidence suggests that the medical malpractice liability system neither provides compensation to patients who suffer negligent medical injury nor seeks to penalize physicians whose negligence causes patient injury. The relationship between liability reforms, malpractice pressure and physician perceptions of medical care is examined.
Daniel P. Kessler & Mark B. McClellan,
The Effects of Malpractice Pressure and Liability Reforms on Physicians’ Perceptions of Medical Care,
60 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol60/iss1/5