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Malpractice liability, technology choice and negative defensive medicine

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  • Eberhard Feess, 2012. "Malpractice liability, technology choice and negative defensive medicine," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 13(2), pages 157-167, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eujhec:v:13:y:2012:i:2:p:157-167
    DOI: 10.1007/s10198-010-0294-7
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    1. Daniel Montanera, 2016. "The importance of negative defensive medicine in the effects of malpractice reform," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 17(3), pages 355-369, April.
    2. Ihsan Solaroglu & Yusuf Izci & H Gokce Yeter & M Mert Metin & G Evren Keles, 2014. "Health Transformation Project and Defensive Medicine Practice among Neurosurgeons in Turkey," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 9(10), pages 1-7, October.
    3. Angelo Antoci & Alessandro Fiori Maccioni & Paolo Russu, 2018. "Medical practice and malpractice litigation in an evolutionary context," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 28(4), pages 915-928, September.
    4. Livio Garattini & Anna Padula, 2020. "Defensive medicine in Europe: a ‘full circle’?," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 21(2), pages 165-170, March.
    5. Livio Garattini & Anna Padula, 2020. "Defensive medicine in Europe: a ‘full circle’?," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 21(4), pages 477-482, June.

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    Keywords

    Malpractice liability; Defensive medicine; Choice of treatment technology; Gross negligence; I11; I18; K13; K32; L51; D64;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • K13 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Tort Law and Product Liability; Forensic Economics
    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy; Intergenerational Transfers

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