Dissemination of policy findings from the Medical Malpractice Program

The Foundation's Medical Malpractice Program was designed to call attention to the gravity of the current problems related to medical malpractice and to support efforts to alleviate these problems.Under this project, the current knowledge base on medical malpractice and major proposals for reform of malpractice liability, insurance, and risk management will be summarized in a policy-relevant fashion. Foundation support, which included more than 20 projects since 1988, significantly extended what is known about medical malpractice and suggested innovative policy interventions for overcoming persistent problems in this area. The investigators will conduct a thorough literature search and review and will prepare the following dissemination projects: (1) a policymaker's guide to medical malpractice that will be distributed to a wide audience of policymakers, health care managers, and malpractice insurance executives; (2) an article for a policy-oriented periodical, such as "Health Affairs," targeted to the interest of health policymakers at the state and federal levels; (3) articles for the monthly publications of the National Governors Association and the National Council of State Legislators; (4) an annotated bibliography and a set of more detailed research abstracts of significant, policy-relevant research; and (5) a series of short descriptions published in newsletters announcing the availability of the above materials.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $130,822.00

Awarded on: 4/16/1992

Time frame: 6/1/1992 - 4/30/1995

Grant Number: 19116


Urban Institute

2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, 20037-1207


Randall R. Bovbjerg
Project Director