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Chairman’s Library
Articles and presentations from our chairman.

Dr Anderson Head Shot        Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, our chairman and chief executive officer, is a noted authority on medical liability insurance and jurisprudence. A nationally recognized advocate in advancing the practice of good medicine, Dr. Anderson has testified on medical liability reform before Congress and state legislatures. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation, and the Board of Directors of Californians Allied for Patient Protection, the Board of Directors of the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA), and chairs the PIAA Rating Agency Relations Committee.


Medical Malpractice: A Physician’s Sourcebook
Richard E. Anderson, MD
This authoritative and wide-ranging book—now available in paperback and Kindle editions—gets to the heart of issues facing physicians and surgeons today. Chapters by Dr. Anderson on the insurance industry, breast cancer litigation, and legal reform measures, combined with important sections written by The Doctors Company’s medical director and board member, David B. Troxel, MD, and former board members, Mark Gorney, MD, FACS, and Ann S. Lofsky, MD (deceased), make this book an essential medical-legal resource.

(November 28, 2004)

Effective Legal Reform and the Malpractice Insurance Crisis
Richard E. Anderson, MD
Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics 
This case study addresses two major issues pertaining to the malpractice insurance crisis: First, is there really a crisis? Second, what is the best way to improve the medical liability system? 

(December 29, 2004)

Defending the Practice of Medicine
Richard E. Anderson, MD
Archives of Internal Medicine
This commentary outlines the extent of the malpractice insurance crisis, refers to historical antecedents, analyzes the causes, and provides contemporary and practical solutions. 

(June 14, 2004)

Billions for Defense: The Pervasive Nature of Defensive Medicine
Richard E. Anderson, MD
Archives of Internal Medicine
(November 8, 1999)

See our External Coverage section for more articles and presentations by Dr. Anderson.


Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook
Medical Malpractice: A Physician's SourcebookMedical Malpractice: A Physician’s Sourcebook is now available in paperback and Kindle editions. 
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