Arbitration Agreements In Health Care: Myths and Reality

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60 Law and Contemporary Problems 153 (Winter 1997), Vol: 60, Issue: 1, Page: 153-184

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Rolph, Elizabeth; Moller, Erik; Rolph, John E.
Duke University School of Law
Health care delivery; Decision making; Arbitration; Health care industry; Negotiation; mediation and arbitration; Alternative dispute resolution; Commercial arbitration agreements; Usage
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It is asserted that alternative dispute resolution methods, particularly mandatory binding arbitration agreements, have become the rule in health care delivery. A study was conducted to ascertain how widespread mandatory arbitration agreements between health plans and providers and their enrollees and patients really are, to assess how decisions regarding their use are made and to evaluate the prospects of their future use.