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Medical Malpractice Insurance and Insurance Regulation

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/9780262195720.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses three main questions. First, how well do markets for medical malpractice insurance function? Second, to the extent that there is a case for government intervention in these ... More


Why the Crises in Medical Malpractice?

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/9780262195720.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the “insurance cycle” or “underwriting cycle” that arises in the property-casualty insurance industry, of which medical malpractice insurance is part. Cycles in medical ... More


Reinsurance

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/9780262195720.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses private markets for reinsurance and the rationale for and experience with government provision of such insurance. Volatility in reinsurance markets is one cause of cycles in ... More


Restoring Trust

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374230
eISBN:
9780199871803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374230.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Most responses to the problem of unethical lawyer behavior begin with rule modifications, and then turn to education and ways to make the disciplinary system more effective. The lessons from the six ... More


Good Business

Adam D. Reich

in Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160405
eISBN:
9781400850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160405.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the link between Emergency Medical Incorporated's financial success and the quality of hospital care it ultimately was able to provide. Emergency Medical Incorporated, one of ... More


No-Fault for Medical Injuries

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/9780262195720.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the pros and cons of no-fault programs. No-fault programs have some important advantages. Injury victims are people who are compensated who would otherwise not be compensated, ... More


Medical Insurance

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Rising medical costs for treatment of illnesses and increasing awareness of the right of action against doctors for the results of medical misadventure have contributed to the growth of schemes for ... More


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