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Book and Media Reviews
February 21, 2007

Medical Malpractice and the US Health Care System

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(7):748-752. doi:10.1001/jama.297.7.749

Medical Malpractice and the US Health Care System consists of 16 essays contributed by leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines, including medicine, economics, and law. In the introduction, editors William M. Sage and Rogan Kersh sum up the book's rationale:

The major failing of the current debate over malpractice reform is that it ignores the relationship between medical malpractice policy and the core characteristics of American health care . . . [T]he author's collective purpose is to close the gap between malpractice policy and health policy.