Malpractice lawsuits: Physician fears, alternative solutions

Michelle Mello, professor of law and public health at Harvard School of Public Health, recently spoke with the website Medpage Today for its “Conversations with …” video interview series.

Mello discussed the consequences of malpractice lawsuits on patient care, in addition to alternative models for resolving disputes, in an interview posted July 12, 2013. She also spoke about physician fears around malpractice, and the intricacies of disclosing and apologizing for medical errors.  Watch video

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Medical liability costs in U.S. pegged at 2.4 percent of annual health care spending (HSPH News)