Medical Malpractice

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Professional negligence by a health care provider has implications for both the health and legal professions: Preventable medical injuries increase the overall cost of treatment, while malpractice lawsuits have been blamed for further increasing the cost of health care in the United States. RAND researchers have examined medical malpractice legislation and its effects on stakeholders such as the health care consumer, the medical practitioner, and the legal community.

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