Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
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With over 100,000 copies sold, instructors turn to George Pozgar time and again to make the legal aspects of health care administration meaningful and memorable to students. The tenth edition of this classic text has been further revised and updated with the most current information on law and the health care industry. This edition continues to lay a strong foundation for the reader in both ethical and legal issues critical to improving the quality and safe delivery of health care. This revision includes comprehensive information on the newest laws affecting the health care industry, specifically the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Many new charts have been added. The author has also taken great care to reduce the legal jargon to make it reader-friendly for students of health care administration.It presents a wide range of health care topics in a comprehensible and engaging manner that carefully guides students through the complex maze of the legal system as it impacts health care organizations. Actual court cases are presented throughout the book to bring the legal information to life and help students to apply the information to their daily professional lives.

Table of Contents

Historical perspectivep. 1
Introduction to lawp. 13
Tort lawp. 27
Criminal aspects of health carep. 53
Contracts and antitrustp. 71
Civil procedure and trial practicep. 93
Corporate structure and liabilityp. 127
Medical staffp. 157
Nursing and the lawp. 193
Liability by departments and health care professionalsp. 223
Information management and health care recordsp. 255
Patient consentp. 277
Legal reporting requirementsp. 297
Issues of procreationp. 309
Patient rights and responsibilitiesp. 329
Acquired immune deficiency syndromep. 345
Health care ethicsp. 357
Professional liability insurancep. 393
Labor relationsp. 403
Employment, discipline, and dischargep. 423
Managed care and organizational restructuringp. 437
Tort reform risk reductionp. 449
Patient safety and zero tolerancep. 461
Worldwide searchp. 475
Journey to excellencep. 483
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