Special or Theme Issue

Medical Malpractice and Errors.

Dentzer S; Langel S; Mello MM; Chandra A; Gawande AA; Studdert DM; Thomas JW; Ziller EC; Thayer DA; Carrier ER; Reschovsky JD; Mayrell RC; Katz D; Semel ME; Resch S; Haynes AB; Funk LM; Bader A; Berry WR; Weiser TG; Kirch DG; Boysen PG; Wachter RM; Mastroianni AC; Sommer S; Hardy M; Gallagher TH.

Articles in this special issue cover liability costs and defensive medicine, the gap in understanding diagnostic error, and the need for effective patient safety policy.