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A Measure of Malpractice

Medical Injury, Malpractice Litigation, and Patient Compensation

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HARDCOVER

$76.50 • £61.95 • €69.00

ISBN 9780674558809

Publication Date: 01/01/1993

Short

200 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 line illustrations, 19 tables

World

Undoubtedly this decade’s most important book about medical negligence, A Measure of Malpractice provides a welcome antidote to the mythology and disinformation that has permeated most policy debate on the subject. This terse report, dense in data but not in style, summarizes in surprising detail the monumental work of the Harvard Medical Practice Study—distilling into one slender book the observations and analysis reported in fuller but more fragmentary form in various earlier publications. It should be required reading for every participant in the health care reform effort.—Thomas A. Parrino, Annals of Internal Medicine

This is a remarkable piece of research which ought to be picked up by anyone with an interest in tort and its effectiveness as a remedy for personal injuries. In cutting through so much of the hyperbole around medical negligence litigation, it might also provoke us to explore further the neglected question of the origins and nature of this moral panic.—Robert Dingwall, International Journal of the Sociology of Law

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