Obstetric practice patterns in Washington state after tort reform: has the access problem been solved?


We surveyed all potential obstetric providers in Washington state in the spring of 1989 to determine whether the passage of tort reform in 1986 had improved access to care for rural and medically indigent women. We found that, although the exodus of family physicians from obstetric practice that had been observed between 1985-1986 appears to have slowed… (More)


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