Will physician-level measures of clinical performance be used in medial malpractice litigation?
A way to evaluate physician quality is through physician clinical performance assessment (PCPA), defined as the quantitative assessment of physician performance based on the rates at which their patients experience certain outcomes of care and the rates at which physicians adhere to evidence-based processes of care. Several existing and emerging PCPA initiatives are examined in light of legal rules that govern what information may be used as evidence in civil litigation.
Publication Name: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association
Roe versus reality--Abortion and women's health
New anti-abortion legislation passed in the US will require physicians to increasingly risk their careers and their lives if they choose to provide abortions and more American women will lose their access to abortion providers. An account of the work done by Dr. LeRoy Carhart of Nebraska who is famous among abortion providers and made national headlines in 2000 when he helped overturn a state law banning 'partial-birth' abortion, is presented.
Publication Name: The New England Journal of Medicine
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