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The deterrent effect of tort law: evidence from medical malpractice reform.

Zabinski Z, Black BS. The deterrent effect of tort law: Evidence from medical malpractice reform. J Health Econ. 2022;84:102638. Epub 20220609. 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2022.102638

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September 28, 2022
Zabinski Z, Black BS. J Health Econ. 2022;84:102638.

Tort reform and changes in medical malpractice liability can impact patient safety. This longitudinal analysis found that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits were associated with higher rates of preventable adverse events in hospitals.

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Zabinski Z, Black BS. The deterrent effect of tort law: Evidence from medical malpractice reform. J Health Econ. 2022;84:102638. Epub 20220609. 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2022.102638

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