Title

Medical malpractice liability and physician migration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2012

Publication Title

Business Economics

Abstract

This paper uses national data on individual physicians and two control groups to provide evidence on the extent to which each of five medical malpractice reforms impacts the decision to move one's medical practice to another state. We find robust evidence that states that have implemented noneconomic damage caps experience less out-migration of physicians than states that do not have these reforms. In addition, we find some evidence that joint and several liability reforms and patient compensation funds also impact the migration decisions of physicians.

Volume Number

47

Issue Number

3

First Page

202

Comments

© National Association for Business Economics.

State

published

Last Page

213

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