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An Increased Threat of Lawsuits and Higher Premiums: The Consequences

A. Sloan Frank and M. Chepke Lindsey

in Medical Malpractice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents evidence on two of the five myths of medical malpractice listed in Chapter 1. It first addresses the myth that only “good” doctors are sued, showing that both high- and ... More


Evaluating Japan's Health Care Reform of the 1990s and Its Efforts to Cope with Population Aging

Naohiro Yashiro, Reiko Suzuki, and Wataru Suzuki

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the basic structure of the Japanese medical care system, primarily addressing recent policy issues. It is observed that various policy reforms introduced in the 1990s did not ... More


The U.S. Medical Care System for the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter investigates the structure of the American medical care system, especially the system of care for the elderly. It concentrates on three sets of interactions: coverage rules (how people ... More


Sub-Saharan Africa: Fertile Terrain

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195169270
eISBN:
9780199783427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169271.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the economic and health variables that distinguish sub-Saharan Africa from affluent countries which have lower rates of HIV. It shows the biomedical effects of economic ... More


An International Look at the Medical Care Financing Problem

David M. Cutler

in Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter emphasizes that, as populations age and medical spending rises, medical systems will account for an increasing part of economic activity. It is noted that demographic change will present ... More


How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?

Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines how well Social Security recipients are protected from inflation, shows that Social Security benefits may not be as safe from inflation as is commonly believed. Because ... More


Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More


Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Americans are living longer—and staying healthier longer—than ever before. Despite the rapid disappearance of pensions and health care benefits for retirees, older people are healthier and better off ... More


Introduction: An American Perspective

Martin Feldstein

in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241081
eISBN:
9780226241913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The provision of adequate retirement income and appropriate medical care for the aged is one of the biggest social problems faced by industrial countries. This chapter begins by presenting the ... More


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