Medical Malpractice in California

Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Published In: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, v. 14, no. 3, July 1991, p. 60-67

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1990

by Peter Jacobson

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For many years, California court decisions and legislation have often presaged national trends. The expected debate over medical malpractice should be no exception. Thus, the court decisions on third party liability and the outcome of the MICRA negotiations are important both for California and as a harbinger of future national trends.

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