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Workers’ Compensation Rate Regulation: How Price Controls Increase Costs*, Patricia. M. Danzon, Scott. E. Harrington Apr 2001

Workers’ Compensation Rate Regulation: How Price Controls Increase Costs*, Patricia. M. Danzon, Scott. E. Harrington

Health Care Management Papers

In the 1980s, regulation constrained workers’ compensation insurance premiums in the face of rapid growth in loss costs. We develop and test the hypothesis that rate suppression exacerbates loss growth, leading to higher losses and premiums. The empirical analysis using rating class data for eight states for the period 1985–91 confirms that rate suppression, measured by lagged residual‐market share of payroll, increased loss growth. The cost‐increasing effects are greater in the residual market than in the voluntary market, but premiums increased more rapidly in the voluntary market. The resulting pattern of cross subsidies between and within classes ...


Privacy Policies On Children’S Websites: Do They Play By The Rules?, Joseph Turow Mar 2001

Privacy Policies On Children’S Websites: Do They Play By The Rules?, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

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Evidence-Based Medicine And The Law: The Courts Confront Clinical Practice Guidelines, Arnold J. Rosoff Jan 2001

Evidence-Based Medicine And The Law: The Courts Confront Clinical Practice Guidelines, Arnold J. Rosoff

Legal Studies and Business Ethics Papers

This article examines how courts are likely to apply evidence-based medicine, and particularly clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), in healthcare litigation involving quality-of-care and entitlement-to-benefits (coverage) claims. Exploring the “politics” of the current situation, it observes that, just as clinicians have been reluctant to use CPGs in practice, courts have been, and likely will continue to be, slow to apply them in deciding cases., The article analyzes extant and proposed statutory approaches to legitimizing and promoting courts’ use of CPGs. It concludes by renewing the author’s earlier and controversial proposal to establish a voluntary federal program for certifying guidelines and ...


Family Boundaries, Commercialism, And The Internet: A Framework For Research, Joseph Turow Jan 2001

Family Boundaries, Commercialism, And The Internet: A Framework For Research, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This paper presents an information-boundaries perspective on the family and the Internet with the aim of helping to set the context for child development in the new media environment. Drawing from family studies, sociology, and communication, it lays out a model for viewing the family in relation to the Web. The paper draws research ideas out of the framework that center on four areas: family communication patterns; filters and monitors; information disclosure practices; and the Internet in the larger media context.