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The authors of this study analyzed the importance of healthcare professionals being transparent in medical malpractices with their patients in the Texas healthcare system. The authors found that medical mishap litigation helped significantly reduce suing and other damages. The authors also emphasized the importance for healthcare systems to work with attorneys, policy makers, and patients to help develop methods to be more transparent about medical mishaps and enforce proactive mediation.




Sage, W. M., Harding, M. C., & Thomas, E. J. (2016). Resolving Malpractice Claims after Tort Reform: Experience in a Self-Insured Texas Public Academic Health System. Health Services Research, 51 Suppl 3, 2615–2633.


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