Healthcare stakeholders disagree about the impact of legal risks, medical malpractice claims, tort reform, and defensive medicine on the cost of care and the cost of health insurance in the United States, as well as the importance of such impact.
How do legal risks, medical malpractice claims, tort reform, and defensive medicine impact the relationship between healthcare providers and patients? How should they impact the relationship? Make three suggestions to improve existing healthcare policy based on your analysis of impacts on the provider-patient relationship.
Be sure to address each question in the given prompt and include the following elements:
- Your analysis of the issue or situation
- Your assessment of the impact on key stakeholders
- Your clear recommendations on a course of action or policy
Guidelines for Submission: Brief analysis papers should be 1–2 pages in length with one-inch margins, 12-point font, double spacing, and APA formatting for all references and in-text citations.