The problem of the growing liability insurance crisis is examined from historical, economic, policy, and legislative perspectives. Specifics of arguments presented by physicians, nurses, lawyers, and insurers are provided to illustrate the conflict inherent in the situation. Reports of policy actions accomplished by these groups are presented with a discussion of related bills proposed in past years. Specific nurse populations directly affected by the insurance crisis are presented and actions to be taken by nurses and legislators to deal with the problem are suggested.
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