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Journal Article
Commentary

Medical error reduction and tort reform through private contractually-based quality medicine societies.

MacCourt D, Bernstein J. American journal of law & medicine. 2009;35:505-61.

This article discusses the culture of blame in medicine, which keeps errors hidden and leaves injured parties uncompensated. To facilitate recognition of and compensation for harm, the authors recommend a system that includes limited liability, transparency, and arbitration.