The Impact of Tort Reforms on Health Care Expenditures

  • Srishti D. Mirchandani
  • Published 2010

Abstract

System incentives push physicians to practice " defensive medicine " in avoidance of malpractice litigation, resulting in potentially excess health care services and expenditures. Tort reform is touted as one possible remedy. Using panel data from twenty-five years across the fifty states, I exploit different state experiences of tort reform to examine the… (More)

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