Medical Liability for Pediatricians

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Jan Ellen Berger, Charles H. Deitschel
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004 - Medical - 269 pages
Definitive AAP liability guide that focuses on practical approaches to avoiding liability exposure. Medical Liability for Pediatricians includes practical, easy-to-use-tools: Selecting an insurance company; fifty questions to ask when buying insurance; Ten risk-management principles in telephone care; documentation dos and don'ts; warning signs of a potential lawsuit, how to be an effective witness; testiying as a medical expert witness; and much more. With comprehensive coverage of the broad issues facing pediatricians, you will find information on: risk identification / risk management / liability insurance/ patient safety / managed care liability / record keeping / newborn care / adolescent care / emergency medicine / vaccine adminstration / telemedicine / error reporting / informed consent / optimizing patient relationships / alternative dispute resolution / and much more. Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded, MEdical Liability for Pediatricians provides up-to-date, practice-oriented coverage of the steps to take to recognize and reduce legal risk associated with patient care. Prepared by the AAP Committee on Medical Liability, this new edition provides, proven startegies, techniques, policies, and procedures in areas ranging from professional liability to managed care; emergency, newborn, and adolescent care to electronic medicine; telephone care to testifying as a medical expert witness; and documentation to dispute resolution.

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