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Pathology and law : a practical guide for the pathologist

Author: Gregory G Davis
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©2004.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Gregory G.
Pathology and law.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©2004
(DLC) 2003058442
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory G Davis
OCLC Number: 424378457
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 22 mai 2008).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Contributors --
1. Introduction --
On Medicine and Law --
The King in His Court --
2. Theory and Operation of the American Legal System --
American Legal Theory --
American Legal Theory in Operation --
References --
3. Impact of Law on Pathology PracticeEveryday Occurrences --
Medical Practice --
Surgical Specimens with Forensic Worth --
Cytology --
Autopsies --
Retention of Specimens --
Clinical Pathology --
Citation of References in Reports --
Transmitting Information to Clinicians and Clinical Staff --
Statute of Limitations --
Pathology Leadership of The Laboratory --
Consultations and Liability --
References --
4. Impact of Law on Practice of PathologyMalpractice --
What Is Malpractice? --
The Four Pillars of Malpractice --
The Business of Malpractice Law --
Formal Notification of a Malpractice Suit --
Difficulty of Countersuits --
Reducing the Chance of a Malpractice Suit --
The Impaired Physician --
References --
5. Expert Witness Testimony --
Requirements to Be an Expert Witness --
Reasons to Avoid Becoming an Expert Witness --
How to Become an Expert Witness --
Accepting or Refusing a Case --
Expectations of a Good Expert Witness --
Payment as an Expert Witness --
References --
6. Natural History of a Legal Suit --
Preliminary Stages --
Deposition --
Trial --
Testifying --
7. Unethical Expert Witness Testimony --
Ethical Expert Witness Testimony --
Unethical Expert Witness Testimony --
Mechanisms for Handling Unethical Testimony --
Conclusion --
References --
8. Quality Assurance and Record Keeping --
Definitions and Requirements --
Importance of Quality Assurance to a Hospital --
Overlap of Quality Assurance and Risk Management --
Shortcomings of Quality Assurance Programs. --
Record Keeping --
Reference --
9. When the Time Comes to Be an Activist --
General Overview of the Legislative Process --
Staying Current with Legislation --
Communicating with Your Legislators --
Meeting with Your Legislators --
Conclusion --
Sources --
10. Legal Implications for the Information Age --
Health Information Portability and Accountability Act --
Telemedicine --
E-mail --
References --
Glossary of Legal Terms --
Index.
Responsibility: Gregory G. Davis.

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