Law and Health Care Quality, Patient Safety, and Medical Liability (American Casebook Series)

Law and Health Care Quality, Patient Safety, and Medical Liability (American Casebook Series)

Barry Furrow, Thomas Greaney, Sandra Johnson, Timothy Jost, Robert Schwartz
Format: Paperback
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Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing; 7 edition (June 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0314279903
  • EAN: 9780314279903
  • Item Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.0 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds

Description

This book offers a current overview of patient safety and the federal and state policy decisions and legislation that has redefined the field of medical error and turned it into a broader and more complex field of legal study. The text combines a detailed presentation of current federal and state legislation aimed at patient safety, with particular attention to the Affordable Care Act provisions, along with up-to-date analysis of tort liability. All aspects of health care liability are considered – from physicians to hospitals, managed care organizations, and outpatient settings. Informed consent, HIPAA, EMTALA and other sources of liability are considered, covering all the liability/quality issues that an in-house counsel or a plaintiff or defense attorney can expect to confront in today's health care environment. New developments in state and federal regulation of "Never Events"and hospital-acquired conditions is considered, along with the rapidly changing research on medical adver
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