Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues

Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues by Anh Vu T. Nguyen, Dung A. Nguyen, David S. Starr

Title: Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues
Author: Anh Vu T. Nguyen, Dung A. Nguyen, David S. Starr
ISBN10: 185775767X
ISBN13: 978-1857757675
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2005)
Language: English
Subcategory: Medicine
Size PDF: 1833 kb
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Pages: 54 pages
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Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues by Anh Vu T. Nguyen, Dung A. Nguyen, David S. Starr


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As medical litigation continues to increase, the best defence for doctors is to be aware of, and avoid, medical errors. This book focuses on the key legal issues including medical documentation, which reduce risk and liability when handled correctly. It contains chapters on difficult patients and special issues for emergency physicians. The case-based format demonstrates clinical relevance and useful examples are drawn from office, hospital and community settings. This book is the companion volume to Learning from Medical Errors: Clinical Problems which focuses on the most common clinical situations resulting in malpractice litigation. Learning from Medical Errors: Legal Issues is vital reading for all doctors, medical lecturers and teachers and medical lawyers.