Controversy over the modern medical malpractice system has raged ever since the first malpractice crisis took place in 1975, but it is only during the past few years that empirical studies have generated the data that are necessary to produce an accurate understanding of how the system works. Frank Sloan and Lindsey Chepke pull these data into a comprehensive picture in this book, and unlike many other commentators, they do so with commendable objectivity…it is a scholarly masterpiece and is easily the definitive work on its subject.—Maxwell J. Mehlman, New England Journal of Medicine—
…Medical Malpractice certainly will be of interest not only to medical and legal policy makers but to physicians interested in this oftentimes most personal of topics. For some in the medical community much of the research and many of the conclusions may prove difficult to accept, but by explaining and expounding on a perceived medical malpractice crisis, Sloan and Chepke just might help slowly change that perception.
—Alan G. Williams
, Journal of American Medical Association