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Medicine, malpractice, and misapprehensions

Author: Vivienne Harpwood
Publisher: Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.
Series: Biomedical law and ethics library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is evidence that medical mistakes and mishaps occur in significant numbers every year. This book examines the uncertainty and some of the myths surrounding errors and claims in healthcare, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivienne Harpwood
ISBN: 0415428076 9780415428071 0415428092 9780415428095 0203940458 9780203940457
OCLC Number: 123539677
Description: xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Data, accuracy, compensation, and error : what should we believe? --
For the increase in claims : who is to blame? --
The compensation culture in healthcare : myth or reality? --
Perpetuating the myth : should we blame the media? --
Doctors : over-paid, out of control and under-regulated? --
Treating the affliction : are there any remedies?
Series Title: Biomedical law and ethics library.
Responsibility: Vivienne Harpwood.
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'... a thorough examination of many of the nuances surrounding the contemporary culture of compensation in the UK.' - Christopher A. Riddle, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 18 No. 9 (September Read more...

 
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