Demonstration Grants Final Evaluation Report

Longitudinal Evaluation of the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Program

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Rockville, MD 20850
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Contract No. HHSA290200710073T (PRISM Order #HHSA29032001T)

Task Order No. 3: The Longitudinal Evaluation of the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Program

Prepared by:

James Bell Associates
Michelle Pillen, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Hayes
Natasha Driver, MH.Sc.
Anna Hodgson, M.A., P.M.P.
James Bell, M.A.

RAND Corporation
M. Susan Ridgely, J.D.
Michael D. Greenberg, J.D., Ph.D.
David de Vries
Frances M. Aunon
Rebecca Shaw

Contents

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Executive Summary
   Findings and Observations
Detailed Findings
   Improving Communication
   Improving Communication—Lessons Learned
   Preventing Harm Through Best Practices
   Preventing Harm Through Best Practices—Lessons Learned
   Exploring Alternate Methods of Settling Claims
   Exploring Alternate Methods of Settling Claims—Lessons Learned
Evaluation Issues
Contributions to Patient Safety and Medical Liability
Lessons Learned From Implementation Challenges
Followup to the PSML Demonstration Projects
Recommendations for AHRQ’s Next Steps
Conclusion
Appendix A: Grantee Profiles
   New York State Unified Court System
   University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
   University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center
   University of Washington
   Ascension Health
   Fairview Health Services
   Massachusetts State Department of Public Health
Appendix B: References

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General Disclaimer

The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). No statement in this report should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Disclaimer of Conflict of Interest

None of the investigators has any affiliations or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this report.

Funding Statement

This project was funded under contract number HHSA290200710073T (PRISM Order #HHSA29032001T) from AHRQ, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Public Domain Notice

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.

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