Guide for Assessing Hospital Liability: A Former CEO's Perspective
This book guides attorneys, hospital executives, or any professionals involved in hospital liability cases, through the intricacies of hospital liability. Attorneys with little exposure to or understanding of the complexities of the hospital industry prior to handling cases arising from care or treatment provided in the hospital setting may feel as though they've wandered into a multifaceted maze. Even hospital owners and administrators may not fully appreciate or fully understand the magnitude of laws, codes, rules, regulations and standards that govern hospitals today, and how they affect them in a liability cases. Guide for Assessing Hospital Liability looks at the legal challenges confronting hospitals, provides insight into basic hospital organization and governance, and recommends practical strategies for comprehensive assessment of hospital liability, risk, vulnerability or responsibility. No other book presents such a straightforward discussion of how hospitals actually work or should work, in a way that could be easily understood, regardless of experience, exposure or expertise. Author Pat Cornelison, a former hospital CEO and currently practicing management and forensic consultant, offers an insider's view, with the knowledge and understanding required to provide effective strategies for those investigation and prosecuting or defending hospital liability cases.
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From Absolute Immunity to MultiDimensional Liability How Did We Get Here?
Hospital Culture What Defines It?
Hospital Regulatory Law Whos the Boss?
Hospital Governance Where Does the Buck Stop?
Hospital Management Whos Who and What Do They Do?
The Organized Medical Staff How Organized Is It?
Medical Staff Bylaws Are They Law?
Physician v Hospital Does the Hospital Always Win?
Hospitals Dont Practice Medicine Do They?
Hospital Communications Will Their Words Come Back to Haunt Them?
Selected Cases Might They Apply to Hospitals?
Assessing Liability Risk Vulnerability and Responsibility in Litigation and Defense Guilty as Charged?
Resources What Should Be In Your Libraries Real and Virtual?
About the Author
Collaborative Hospital Leadership Is It?
Policies Procedures Protocols Rules and Regulations Do They Practice What They Preach?
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