This is the first part of an in-depth study focusing on medical liability and its effect on access to and delivery of obstetrical care.
The book addresses such questions as:
Table of Contents
|1 Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations||1-13|
|2 Maternity Care in the United States||14-34|
|3 The Effects of Medical Professional Liability on the Availability of Obstetrical Providers||35-53|
|4 The Impact of Medical Professional Liability on the Provision of Obstetrical Care to Poor Women and Women Served by Medicaid||54-72|
|5 The Effects of Medical Professional Liability on the Practice of Obstetrics||73-91|
|6 Obstetrical Malpractice Insurance||92-124|
|7 The Legal System: The Committee||125-146|
|8 Principal Findings and Recommendations||147-156|
|Appendix A: Summary of Methodology Used in Studies of Changes in Obstetrical Practice||187-196|
|Appendix B: Summary of Study Results Regarding Changes in Obstetrical Practice||197-205|
|Appendix C: Summary of Study Results Regarding Professional Liability, Family Practitioners, and Rural Areas||206-211|
|Appendix D: State and National Liability Surveys Summarized||212-215|
|Appendix E: Survey of Selected Risk Management Activities||216-217|
|Appendix F: Risk Management Activities and Experience Rating Policies of Selected Malpractice Insurers||218-225|
|Appendix G: Possible Modifications to the Virginia Neurological Birth-Related Injury Compensation Act||226-227|
|Members of the Committee||228-232|
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