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Hospital Liability analyzes theories of liability for the abuse and neglect of nursing home residents as well as the use of class action lawsuits to improve conditions. This timely book also includes coverage of: Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act for removal of life support, nutrition and hydration; the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA); a report by the Institute of Medicine on improving the safety of medical treatment; expansion of HMO liability; employment issues for hospitals, including discrimination against disabled persons and sex discrimination; whether a defendant can be his own expert witness; expert testimony on the general practitioner standard of health care; Good Samaritan statutes and medical emergencies; the effect of "AIDS Phobia" on patients and physicians; and the duty of the medical provider to disclose an economic or personal interest in a recommended procedure.
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Table of contents
Hospital Organizational Structure
Hospital Tortious Liability
Standard of Care
Hospital Professional Liability Insurance
Admission and Emergency Treatment
Equipment Related Patient Injuries
Discharge, Transfer and Referral
Particular Hospital Services
The Hospital Pharmacy
Refusal of Treatment
Patient Medical Records
Hospital Liability for Employment Law Violations
HMO Liability for Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Liability