DePaul Law Review
Compared to major tort and insurance reforms, PCFs have received virtually no attention by scholars. With an exception or two, they are not a major focus of public policy debate either. Because they are small organizations and there have been lengthy periods in which medical malpractice markets are quiescent, they have not attracted much scrutiny. Given a lack of quantitative evidence, our evaluation depended on qualitative evidence. Yet PCFs address the fundamental issues of medical malpractice that have led to reoccurring crises in the availability of medical malpractice insurance coverage and in its premiums for such coverage. As such, PCFs represent a potentially effective policy instrument when designed correctly.
DePaul University College of Law
Frank A. Sloan, Carrie A. Mathews, Christopher J. Conover & William M. Sage,
Public Medical Malpractice Insurance: An Analysis of State-Operated Patient Compensation Funds,
DePaul L. Rev.
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