The medical tort system does not deter medical errors, compensates a small percentage of patients affected by negligent care, and is driving shortages in specialty care through rapidly rising insurance rates. New approaches, including an administrative system of health courts may address these issues and improve patient safety.
October 1, 2013 | Report
In many regions across the country, robust “super-utilizer” programs providing intensive outpatient care management to high-need, high-cost patients are beginning to emerge.
September 1, 2000 | Program Results Report
Sentara Health System established a service credit banking program that recruited volunteers to provide supportive community-based services for enrollees of both its Medicare managed care plan and a project aimed at nursing-home-eligible patients.
September 1, 2002 | Program Results Report
Wake Forest University School of Law conducted an evaluation of the use of court-ordered mediation as a strategy for resolving medical malpractice disputes.