Potential Impacts of Federal Medical Malpractice Interventions

An assessment based on available evidence

by Arthur L. Kellermann, James N. Dertouzos

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This memo provides a thumbnail review of the empirical literature on the potential costs and benefits of several types of medical malpractice reform policies, specifically in connection with several potential and proposed aspects of federal tort interventions.

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