Medical Malpractice: Can We Rescue a Decaying System?

Burkle, Christopher M.
April 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2011, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p326
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the goals set out under the medical malpractice system in the U.S. The author investigates whether the goals are being achieved and whether conventional tort reform measures can attain the goals. He also examines the challenges to successful implementation of new measures of tort reform.


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