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The Surgical Litigation Crisis : Medical Practice and Legal Reform.

By: Smith, Joseph WayneContributor(s): Maddern, GuyMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010. Description: 1 online resource (165 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780773416628; 0773416625Subject(s): Surgeons -- Malpractice -- United States | Medical care -- Law and legislation -- United States | Physician and patient -- United States | Law reform -- United States | Specialties, Surgical | Jurisprudence | Professional-Patient Relations | Medicine | Delivery of Health Care | Interpersonal Relations | Social Control, Formal | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Sociology | Psychology, Social | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Occupations | Disciplines and Occupations | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Social Sciences | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Psychiatry and Psychology | Physician-Patient Relations | Malpractice | General Surgery | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice | Law reform | Medical care -- Law and legislation | Physician and patient | Surgeons -- Malpractice | United States | Law - U.S | Law, Politics & Government | Health Professions Legislation - U.SGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 344.7304/121 | 344.7304121 LOC classification: KF2905.3 .S62 2010Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The nature of the surgical litigation crisis -- The importance of risk management and improved surgeon-patient relationships -- Taming torts : legal reform and the no-fault system -- Other legal reforms : beyond the adversarial system -- Conclusion : "Muddling through": the limits of law.
Summary: The authors bring together a new legal and medical analysis of history and developments in the area of malpractice litigation. The book provides a valuable resource for doctors, lawyers and patients/consumers, especially in terms of its in-depth examination of the components of the surgical litigation crisis and legal reform.
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The authors bring together a new legal and medical analysis of history and developments in the area of malpractice litigation. The book provides a valuable resource for doctors, lawyers and patients/consumers, especially in terms of its in-depth examination of the components of the surgical litigation crisis and legal reform.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-142) and index.

The nature of the surgical litigation crisis -- The importance of risk management and improved surgeon-patient relationships -- Taming torts : legal reform and the no-fault system -- Other legal reforms : beyond the adversarial system -- Conclusion : "Muddling through": the limits of law.

English.

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