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Author American Academy of Pediatrics. Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, author

Title Medicolegal issues in pediatrics / author, Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management, American Academy of Pediatrics ; editors, Steven M. Donn, Gary N. McAbee
Edition Seventh edition
Published Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents Overview of medical liability -- Anatomy of a medical malpractice lawsuit and the defendant pediatrician -- Professional liability insurance -- Risk management -- Telephone and on-call care -- Legal issues relating to e-mail, web sites, and telemedicine -- Liability for vaccine adminstration -- Newborn care -- Adolescent health care -- Pediatric emergency medicine -- Documenting pediatric care -- Medical liability experences of pediatricians -- Coping with malpractice litigation stress -- Testifying as a expert witness -- Resolving malpractice disputes without litigation: alternative dispute resolution -- Pediatric patient safety -- Medical licensure, specialty boards, and practitioner data banks -- Career transitions: residency through retirement -- Volunteer activities -- Medical liability and child abuse -- Health care fraud, waste, and abuse
Summary Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics, offers a wide range of medicolegal topics that affect the practice of pediatrics from residency through retirement. It provides pediatricians with detailed information on common pediatric malpractice claims and specific risk management strategies to reduce the threat of being sued and make it easier to defend a claim
Notes Revised edition of: Medical liability for pediatricians / author, Committee on Medical Liability, American Academy of Pediatrics. 6th ed. c2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Pediatricians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Pediatricians -- Malpractice -- United States.
Insurance, Liability -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Liability, Legal.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Pediatrics -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Donn, Steven M., editor
McAbee, Gary N., editor
ISBN 1461948002 (electronic bk.)
1581107013 (electronic bk.)
9781461948001 (electronic bk.)
9781581107012 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Medical liability for pediatricians