Do Damages Caps Reduce Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums?: A Systematic Review of Estimates and the Methods Used to Produce Them

@article{Zeiler2012DoDC,
  title={Do Damages Caps Reduce Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums?: A Systematic Review of Estimates and the Methods Used to Produce Them},
  author={K. Zeiler and Lorian Hardcastle},
  journal={Law & Society: Public Law eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
Despite common claims made in policy debates, the theoretical connection between tort reform and medical malpractice insurance premiums is ambiguous. Simple models suggest reforms such as statutory damages caps reduce premiums. More elaborate models that account for changes in physician behavior suggest caps might increase or have no impact on premiums. A number of empirical studies have been conducted to estimate the impacts of caps on premiums, and several qualitative literature reviews have… Expand
8 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 66 REFERENCES
Effects of tort reforms and other factors on medical malpractice insurance premiums.
  • 100
  • Highly Influential
Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 41
Medical malpractice: impact of the crisis and effect of state tort reforms.
  • 75
  • PDF
Physicians’ Insurance Limits and Malpractice Payments: Evidence from Texas Closed Claims, 1990–2003
  • 66
  • PDF
Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment.
  • 131
Damages Caps, Insurability, and the Performance of Medical Malpractice Insurance
  • 93
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
4
5
...