Effects of Medical Malpractice Claims Research Proposal by writingsensation

Effects of Medical Malpractice Claims
This purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of medical malpractice claims on the delivery and quality of patient healthcare.
# 69066 | 734 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 28, 2006 in Law (Tort) , Medical and Health (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper, presented as a research proposal, explores several topics relating to medical malpractice claims including whether or not increased claims result in decreased quality care. This paper discusses how on-going medical litigation impacts a patient's access to quality and specialized healthcare services. Thie researcher of this brief, yet concise, paper proposes to poll a sampling of 50 patients and 20 physicians using a tailored questionnaire to determine the extent to which patients and physicians feel malpractice claims have in fact impacted on the quality of healthcare. This writer also intends to analyze the medical malpractice claims from Denver's Bureau of Health Services from 1990 and up to the present.

Table of Contents:
Introduction/Background to Problem
Literature Review
Research Design

From the Paper:

"Boulard cites many studies that clearly show the increasing costs of malpractice insurance affect specialist care. In 2002 alone more than 60 specialists at one critical care facility in Las Vegas left their jobs after another malpractice premium spike. The crisis results in closure of a 24-hour critical care center. The crisis emphases the potential for not only reduced care but complete lack of access to care for hundreds of patients in similar situations. While legislatures are working on solutions to such problems, the issue is far from resolved. In some medical facilities, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are performing procedures doctor's once did, simply because the cost of medical malpractice is too high for doctors to perform procedures themselves."

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