The second volume of an overall look at the "malpractice crisis" sheds fresh light on the civil justice and insurance systems, medical liability issues, and their combined effect on health care for mothers and children. Topics include the liability implications of the rising rate of Cesarean sections, an evaluation of the American Medical Association's proposed alternative to the justice system for resolving medical liability disputes, and a review of legislative proposals under consideration.
Table of Contents
|Part I. The Medical Background||7-8|
|The Impact of Technology Assessment and Medical Malpractice on the Diffusion of Medical Technologies: The Case of Electronic Fetal Monitoring||9-26|
|Is the Rising Rate of Cesarean Sections a Result of More Defensive Medicine?||27-40|
|Medical Professional Liability in Screening for Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects||41-56|
|Part II. Effects on Access to and Delivery of Obstetrical Care||57-58|
|Obstetrical Care for Low-Income Women: The Effects of Medicine Malpractice on Community Health Centers||59-77|
|Medical Professional Liability and Access to Obstetrical Care: Is there a Crisis?||78-96|
|Medical Professional Liability and the Relations between Doctors and Their Patients||97-103|
|Professional Liability Insurance and Nurse-Midwifery Practice||104-112|
|Part III. The Legal Issues||113-114|
|Market and Regulatory Approaches to Medical Malpractice: The Virginia Obstetrical No-Fault Statute||115-135|
|A Fault-Based Administrative Alternative for Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims: The AMA-Specialty Society Medical Liability Project||136-160|
|The Shadow of the Law: Jury Decisions in Obstetrics and Gynecology Cases||161-193|
|The Virginia Birth-Related Injury Compensation Act: Limited No-Fault Statutes as Solutions to the||194-212|
|Legislative Proposals on Medical Professional Liability Regarding the Delivery of Maternal and Child Health Care||213-228|
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