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Do Policies That Target Physicians Who Make Medical Malpractice Payments Reduce Negligent Injuries?

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): RAND Corporation

Author(s): Steven Garber; John L. Adams

Funder(s): RAND Corporation

Funder(s): RAND Corporation

Topic: Health (Physicians, nurses, and other health personnel)

Abstract:

This fact sheet describes a study that found that policies targeting physicians' medical malpractice payment histories as a way to deter medical malpractice are ineffective, mainly because paying physicians are not the negligent ones.