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Unpublished Paper
What Happened to No-Fault? The Role of Error Reporting in Healthcare Reform
ExpressO (2008)
  • Henry Y Huang
  • Farzad Soleimani
Abstract
No-fault systems for compensating medical injuries offer theoretical advantages over tort-based malpractice litigation, but may not actually reduce medical error rates or costs in practice. Surveys of doctors in the United States, a tort-based system, and New Zealand, a no-fault system, show that physicians across both systems share similar concerns about error reporting. These results suggest that error reporting, instead of simple cost reduction, should play a central role in no-fault compensation systems, which would reduce mistakes, improve quality going forward, generate feedback to physicians, and provide the public with greater information about their healthcare providers.
Keywords
  • Health care,
  • no-fault,
  • malpractice,
  • medical error
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 14, 2008
Citation Information
Henry Y Huang and Farzad Soleimani. "What Happened to No-Fault? The Role of Error Reporting in Healthcare Reform" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/henry_huang/1/