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A Medical Malpractice Model for Developing Countries?


For all the angst over medical malpractice litigation in developed countries like the United States, very little has been written about it in the developing world. Developing countries account for more than 80% of the world's population, but they are often an afterthought in comparative health law literature. Noteworthy comparative compilations include either very few developing countries or none at all. For example, the iconic treatise International Medical Malpractice Law by Dieter Giesen focuses mostly on wealthy, developed countries like our own. And the more recent corpus of comparative health literature published in American law reviews focuses mainly on the usual suspects — Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.