As claims against physicians and hospitals for medical malpractice continue to grow, insurance companies choose to charge exorbitant insurance premiums or refuse coverage all together. Proponents of tort reform suggest a number of activities to help alleviate the pressure on physicians and hospitals, who struggle to find malpractice coverage at an affordable rate.
Choose one of the following three tort reform measures and discuss in detail the impact of that measure on patients, physicians, and healthcare organizations. Be sure to comment on whether the tort reform is feasible and necessary:
- Limits of noneconomic damages
- Statute of limitations
- Alternative dispute resolutions
To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Your initial posting should be addressed at 300–500 words as noted in the attached PDF. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned.