I am grateful to Amy Finkelstein and Jon Gruber for their guidance and advice and to Joe Doyle, Seth Seabury, and seminar participants at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, and the Harvard Law School Empirical Legal Studies Seminar for providing helpful comments. I am also grateful to the staff at the Research Data Center at the National Center for Health Statistics for their help with the National Hospital Discharge Survey files and to Ronen Avraham for graciously providing data on state tort laws. Funding from the National Institute on Aging, Grant Number T32-AG00186, is gratefully acknowledged.
Defensive Medicine and Obstetric Practices
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
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Journal of Empirical Legal Studies
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 457–481, September 2012
How to Cite
Frakes, M. (2012), Defensive Medicine and Obstetric Practices. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 9: 457–481. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-1461.2012.01259.x
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
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