Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

ISBN-10: 076373182X

ISBN-13: 9780763731823

Edition: 9th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: George D. Pozgar
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Description: The Ninth Edition of this book continues to provide students with a strong foundation in health care law and an overview of practical ways to improve the quality and safe delivery of healthcare.

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Book details

List price: $124.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Historical Perspective
Early Hindu and Egyptian Hospitals
Greek and Roman Hospitals
Hospitals of the Early Christian Era
Mohammedan Hospitals
Early Military Hospitals
Medieval Hospitals
Hospitals of the Renaissance
Hospitals of the 18th Century
Early Hospitals in the United States
19th-Century Hospitals
20th-Century Progress
Health Care and Hospitals in the 21st Century
Just a Beginning
Introduction to Law
Sources of Law
Government Organization
Administrative Departments and Agencies
Tort Law
Introduction
Intentional and Negligent Wrongdoing
Negligence
Intentional Torts
Products Liability
Criminal Aspects of Health Care
Introduction
Criminal Procedure
Case Reviews
Patient Abuse
Contracts and Antitrust
Introduction
Purpose of a Contract
Types of Contracts
Elements of a Contract
Competent Parties
Legality of Object
Conditions
Performance
Nonperformance Defenses
Remedies
State Laws/Uniform Commercial Code
Contracts of Adhesion
Guaranty and Warranty
Employment Contracts
Exclusive Contracts
Restraint of Trade
Hospital Staff Privileges
Patient Transfer
Insurance Denials
Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
Introduction
Pleadings
Discovery and Examination Before Trial
Motions
Notice of Trial
Memorandum of Law
The Court
The Jury
Subpoenas
Opening Statements
Burden of Proof
Evidence
Defenses Against Recovery
Closing Statements
Judge's Charge to the Jury
Jury Deliberation and Determination
Damages
Appeals
Execution of Judgments
Corporate Liability
Introduction
Authority of Health Care Corporations
Corporate Organization and Committee Structure
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
Corporate Negligence
Duties of Health Care Corporations
CEO/Administrator's Role and Responsibility
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
Introduction
Medical Staff Organization
Medical Staff Privileges
Delineation of Clinical Privileges
Appeal Process
Medical Staff Bylaws--A Contract
Physician Supervision and Monitoring
Reappointments
Medical Director
Negligent Acts
Physician-Patient Relationship
Nursing and the Law
The Practice of Nursing
The Broadening Scope of Practice
Nurse Licensure
American Nurses Association
National League for Nursing
Nurse Practice Roles
Negligent Acts
Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionals
Introduction
Ambulatory Care Centers
Anesthesia
Chiropractor
Dentist
Emergency Department
The Environment
Laboratory
Medical Imaging
Nutritional Services
Paramedic
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Podiatrist
Respiratory Therapist
Security
Sexual Improprieties
Surgery
Certification of Health Care Professionals
Licensing Health Care Professionals
Helpful Advice for Caregivers
Information Management and Health Care Records
Introduction
Managing Information
Medical Records
Patient Consent
Introduction
Consent--A Definition
Patient Self-Determination Act
Informed Consent
Right to Refuse Treatment
Proof of Consent
Who May Consent
Religious Beliefs
Refusal of Treatment
Release Form
Exculpatory Agreement
Statutory Consent
Consent and Judicial Intervention
Defense and Failure to Inform
Legal Reporting Requirements
Introduction
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse
Communicable Diseases
Births and Deaths
Suspicious Deaths
National Practitioner Data Bank
Risk Management and Incident Reporting
Sentinel Events and The Joint Commission
Corporate Compliance Programs
Issues of Procreation
Introduction
Abortion
Circuit and District Court Decisions
State Regulation
Sterilization
Artificial Insemination
Wrongful Birth, Life, and Conception
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Introduction
Patient Rights
Admission
Discharge
Transfer
Patient Bill of Rights
Patient Responsibilities
Patient Advocacy
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS and Health Care Workers
Suspension of Surgical Privileges
Confidentiality
Medical Records
AIDS and the Right to Know
AIDS: The Right To Treatment
Mandatory Testing
News Media and Confidentiality
Discrimination
Negligence
Criminal Actions
Reporting Requirements
AIDS Emergency Act
Occupational Safety and Health Act
AIDS Education
Health Care Ethics
Introduction
Ethics Committee
End-of-Life Issues
Autopsy
Organ Donations
Experimentation
Malpractice Insurance
Introduction
The Insurance Policy
Liability of the Professional
The Insurance Policy
Medical Liability Insurance
Medical Malpractice Insurance Associations
Self-Insurance
Trustee Coverage
Mandated Medical Staff Insurance Coverage
Investigation and Settlement of Claims
Labor Relations
Introduction
Unions and Health Care Organizations
Federal Labor Acts
State Laws
Labor Rights
Management Rights
Equal Employment Opportunity--Affirmative Action Plan
Patient Rights During Labor Disputes
Injunctions
Administering a Collective Bargaining Agreement
Employment, Discipline, and Discharge
Introduction
Employment at Will
Public Policy Issues
Interference with Employment Activities
Defamation Actions
Retaliatory Discharge
Fairness: The Ultimate Test
Unemployment Compensation
Termination
Effective Hiring Practices
Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring
Introduction
Common Models of Managed Care Organizations
Horizontal Consolidations
Federally Qualified HMOs
State Laws
Case Management Firms
Third-Party Administrators
Utilization Review
Liability for Nonparticipating Physicians
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Reducing Exposure to Liability
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
Managed Care and Legal Actions
Antitrust
Corporate Reorganization
Restructuring Alternatives
General Considerations
Medical Staff and Restructuring
Fund-Raising
Regulatory Authority Checklist
Anticompetition
Safe-Harbor Regulations
Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Area
Tort Reform and Reducing the Risk of Malpractice
Introduction
Arbitration and Mediation
Structured Awards
Pretrial Screening Panels
Collateral Source Rule
Contingency Fee Limitations
Frivolous Claim
Joint and Several Liability
Malpractice Caps
No-Fault System
Peer Review Organizations
Medical Misconduct
Regulation of Insurance Practices
Setting Standards of Medical Care
National Health Care Reform
Risk Management
Continuous Quality Improvement
Patient Safety and Zero Tolerance
Introduction
Leadership
Medical Staff
Human Resources
Educations
Information Technology (IT)
Planning
Resource Allocation
Performance Improvement (PI)
Abbreviations
Blood Transfusions
Emergency Department (ED)
Environmental Safety
Identifying the Correct Patient
Illegible Handwriting
Infant Security
Infection Control
Laboratory
Medication Use
Patient Assessment
Patient Care Unit
Patient Rights
Sterile Supply
Surgery
Verbal Orders
Ventilator-Related Injuries
Spiritual Care Services
Web Sites
Worldwide Search
Introduction
Web Site Directory
International Web Sites
Journey to Excellence
A Patient's Perspective
Creating a New World Order
The Journey Begins
The Health Care War Room
Dream Boards
Ideas for Getting Started
Funding Your Programs
The Five Senses
Glossary
Index
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