Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: In a recent article in THE JOURNAL,1 Mr Pomfret and I described the structure of the
Federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how ERISA litigation
reduces physician autonomy. In a subsequent development, the Supreme Court
recently decided Pegram v Herdrich, 530 US_ (2000),
a case that further addresses these issues.
Jacobson PD. The Supreme Court's View of the Managed Care Industry's Liability for Adverse Patient Outcomes. JAMA. 2000;284(12):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.284.12.1512