Patient Safety and the Malpractice System

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The cost of health care in the United States and malpractice insurance has escalated greatly over the past 30 years. In an ideal world, the goals of the tort system would be aligned with efforts at improving safety. In fact, there is little evidence that the tort system and the processes of risk management and informed consent have improved patient safety. This article explores the disunion between patient safety and the malpractice system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2017


  • Informed consent
  • Patient safety
  • Risk management
  • Tort system


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