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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: In this seventh edition of a basic primer, the authors discuss in great detail health law and its complexities.
Purpose: As with the previous editions, the purpose is to provide an introduction to law and the legal system. The book is designed to provide both theoretical and practical determinants of legal decision making. These are worthy objectives and the book will serve students and those in the field quite well.
Audience: The book will best serve students in the medical and legal fields for which an introduction to law and the legal system is part of their studies. It is a great foundation for any introductory course on law and medicine. Professionals in medical and legal fields would find this a great way to brush up their skills.
Features: There are comprehensive discussions on such topics as fraud and abuse, antitrust laws, and malpractice. The authors provide a realistic understanding of the topics, familiarizing readers with the many facets of American law and, most importantly, when to seek out legal counsel. The book is well written and understandable despite the technical nature of the topics.
Assessment: Overall this is a good value and a solid addition to the medical legal field. Both students and professionals will find this a valuable read.