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Title Informed consent and clinician accountability : the ethics of report cards on surgeon performance / edited by Steve Clarke, Justin Oakley
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: accountability, informed consent and clinician performance information / Justin Oakley and Steve Clarke -- pt. I. Accountability. Introduction ; Clinician report cards and the limits of evidence-based patient choice / Michael Parker ; Report cards for institutions, not individuals / Neil Levy ; Safety, accountability, and 'choice' after the Bristol inquiry / Tom Sorell ; Public reports: putting patients in the picture requires a new relationship between doctors and patients / Merrilyn Walton ; Adverse event disclosure: benefits and drawbacks for patients and clinicians / Paul Barach and Michael Cantor ; Report cards and performance monitoring / Stephen Bolsin and Liadain Freestone -- pt. II. Informed vonsent. Introduction ; Informed consent and surgeons' performance / Steve Clarke and Justin Oakley ; The value and practical limits of informed consent / Merle Spriggs ; Against the informed consent argument for surgeon report cards / David Neil ; Trust and the limits of knowledge / David Macintosh ; Surgeons' report cards, heuristics, biases and informed consent / Steve Clarke ; Report cards, informed consent and market forces / A.J. Walsh -- pt. III. Reporting performance information. Introduction ; Is the reporting of an individual surgeon's clinical performance doing more harm than good for patient care? / Silvana F. Marasco and Joseph E. Ibrahim ; Examining the link between publicly reporting health care quality and quality improvement / Rachel M. Werner and David A. Asch ; Hospital and clinician performance data: what it can and cannot tell us / Paul Aylin ; An ethical analysis of the defensive surgery objection to individual surgeon report cards / Justin Oakley ; Surgeon report cards and the concept of defensive medicine / Yujin Nagasawa ; Training, innovation and surgeons' report cards / Tony Eyers ; Doctors' report cards: a legal perspective / Ian Freckelton
Summary Leading international specialists evaluate the ethical and social implications of new developments in reporting surgeon performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Informed consent (Medical law)
Surgeons -- Professional ethics.
Surgeons -- Rating of.
Informed Consent -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Clinical Competence.
Employee Performance Appraisal -- ethics.
Ethics, Professional.
General Surgery -- standards.
Quality Assurance, Health Care -- methods.
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
Author Clarke, Steve, 1964-
Oakley, Justin, 1960-
ISBN 051134922X
0511350082 (electronic bk.)
0511545460 (ebook)
9780511350085 (electronic bk.)
9780511545467 (ebook)