My latest post at the AcademyHealth blog:
I have written many times, here and elsewhere, about malpractice in the United States. Recently, I wrote over at The Upshot about how a significant body of evidence points to the fact that if doctors were likely better at communication, their risk of being sued would go down.
A recent study published at JAMA Internal Medicine makes the case that we aren’t headed in that direction soon, though. It looks at nondisclosure agreements, specifically in a large academic health care system, something I hadn’t considered before: