Legal Issues In Medicine
Physicians can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.
Half of legal actions result from non-physician performing the procedure.
Panel urges changes to an increasingly complex health care system.
Court supported insurance company in termination of doctors after dispute over necessity of services
Analysis found roughly 10% of cases were filed after 15-day deadline passed.
California court finds that state's cap on noneconomic damages is constitutional.
Individual cognitive factors accounted for half of all contributing human factor nano-codes.
Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.
Among other things, Dr. Oz is accused of peddling "quack treatments and cures," according to news reports.
Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online.
Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.
Article provides suggestions to protect physician from liability, accusations of patient abandonment
Clinicians missed several opportunities to advocate for their patient, leading to the loss of a leg.
Tips include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship.
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