legal issues in medicine
The PSQIA allows physicians and hospitals to share information about safety issues and incidents through a patient safety organization.
The risk of a primary care physician getting sued is 75%, the authors present 5 strategies to reduce the risk of lawsuits.
Although the benefit of telehealth services is substantial, reimbursement issues have limited its use and expansion.
Public support for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has increased in Western Europe, while plateauing in the United States.
Physician expressions of sympathy and regret appear to encourage quicker settlements.
Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.
Case surrounds whether liability under IFPA can be based on what a practice should have known.
A few doctors account for disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.
Analysis finds studies paid for by private sector increasing, while US-sponsored trials decline.
7 behaviors promote more consistent practice of interpersonal aspects of medicine.
Providers should ensure they hold proper medical license and have medical liability coverage.
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
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.
Studies have suggested that improving communication with patients can reduce future malpractice litigation.
Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.
Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.
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.
Confidential health information was sent to a patient's employer by a physician, resulting in a HIPAA violation.
A nurse in the cardiology department of a large hospital saw nothing wrong with accessing the medical records of family members.
A routine file maintenance ended in arrest and jail time for a licensed nurse who shared a patient's medical information with her spouse.
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