Health Care Delivery and Tort: Systems on a Collision Course?

Conference Proceedings, Dallas, June 1991

Edited by Elizabeth S. Rolph

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Medical malpractice is one of the most studied and best understood of the several classes of tort liability. However, the health care delivery system is now undergoing profound and rapid change — change that may substantially redefine the issues at the intersection of health care delivery and malpractice law. In order to examine the directions of change and how they may either conflict with or find support in current tort rules, the ICJ organized a conference on the topic of "Changing Health Care Delivery and Implications for Tort Liability." This Note summarizes the conference proceedings, presents the papers drafted for the conference, and in a final section, outlines future policy and research concerns.

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