Effects of tort reforms on the value of closed medical malpractice claims: a microanalysis.

@article{Sloan1989EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of tort reforms on the value of closed medical malpractice claims: a microanalysis.},
  author={Frank Allen Sloan and P M Mergenhagen and Randall R. Bovbjerg},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={663-89}
}
Tort reforms enacted by state legislatures mainly seek to reduce the rate of increase in medical malpractice insurance premiums and other costs of the professional liability system, such as "defensive medicine." We examine the effects tort reforms enacted during the 1970s have had on the probability that a claim will be paid, the amount of payment, and the speed with which the claim is resolved. Claims frequency is not used as a variable in this analysis, but findings from other studies… CONTINUE READING