Posted: April 3rd, 2017
Medical malpractice/tort reform is one of the changes that faces us today. Our system is basically predicated on a fault finding approach that calls for payment to a patient who suffers from a bad outcome arising from medical treatment. Often times a malpractice suit is based on a “bad outcome” rather than “bad medicine” where negligence was present. In many states malpractice premiums have escalated to the point that physicians are leaving one state to practice in another state where the premium is much lower. This creates a problem in terms of access to care, especially in rural communities. Since this issue represents a major change in healthcare, this assignment will provide you an opportunity to learn a bit about the issue….so here’s your assignment: Through a review of the literature… identify two (2) states that you feel have model malpractice statutes/procedures. In this review explain (a) the provisions of the statute/procedure…you must have at least three provisions… and (b) your rationale….based on statutory language… for selecting the statute as a model Minimum Word Count: 1500 words
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