The impact of state laws limiting malpractice damage awards on health care expenditures.

@article{Hellinger2006TheIO,
  title={The impact of state laws limiting malpractice damage awards on health care expenditures.},
  author={Fred Joseph Hellinger and William Encinosa},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={1375-81}
}
Twenty-eight states have laws that limit payments in malpractice cases, and several studies indicate that these laws reduce the frequency and severity of malpractice claims and lower premiums. Moreover, proponents believe that such laws reduce health care expenditures by reducing the practice of defensive medicine. However, there is a dearth of empirical evidence about the impact of these laws on the cost of health care. We used multivariate models and relatively recent data to estimate the… CONTINUE READING
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