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Beyond negligence: avoidability and medical injury compensation.

Kachalia AB, Mello MM, Brennan TA, et al. Beyond negligence: avoidability and medical injury compensation. Soc Sci Med. 2008;66(2):387-402.

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October 31, 2007
Kachalia AB, Mello MM, Brennan TA, et al. Soc Sci Med. 2008;66(2):387-402.

This article draws on the experiences of Sweden, Denmark, and New Zealand, three nations where health courts address compensation for medical injury. The authors deliver key lessons from their learnings and explain how a similar system in the United States may also improve patient safety.

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Kachalia AB, Mello MM, Brennan TA, et al. Beyond negligence: avoidability and medical injury compensation. Soc Sci Med. 2008;66(2):387-402.