From medical malpractice to quality assurance

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Health care service providers in the US need to implementing a proper a medical malpractice system that focuses on compensating patients for medical errors and finding ways to prevent these errors from occurring. The service providers need to eliminate misconceptions about the problems associated with the medical malpractice system, as a first step toward solving real problems of medical errors and low level of quality assurance. Steps can be taken, to reconstruct the system aimed at improving the quality of medical care, by giving medical professionals better incentives, to deliver the services that people need. A number of options exist, to reform the medical malpractice system, such as enterprise insurance that has the potential to provide the initiative for systematic change.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, F; Chepke, L

Published Date

  • March 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 63 - 70

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0748-5492

Citation Source

  • Scopus