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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mildred L. Johnson, J.D.(Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This book provides a general overview of the unique and myriad legal issues that impact the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. In this edition, the author has revised the chapter on healthcare ethics and added new features to stimulate thought and debate.
Purpose: This book is intended to provide a strong foundation of healthcare law to assist the reader in developing an understanding of legal issues facing the healthcare industry.
Audience: The book's audience encompasses a wide range of individuals, from the student of healthcare adminstration to the practicing healthcare provider.
Features: The book is well organized and covers a broad range of legal issues in the healthcare industry, from Antikickback to Wrongful birth. The author goes beyond the task of laying a basic foundation of healthcare legal issues by including actual court case summaries which help clarify and describe the principles of healthcare law. The addition of the chapter reviews and questions not only benefits students who may use this as a textbook, but also serves as a tool for the experienced healthcare professional to apply these principles in everyday practice.
Assessment: This would serve as a valuable resource for anyone working or planning to work in the healthcare industry. It can easily be used in both the academic and business setting. This edition provides updated and revised information consistent with the frequently changing legal environment in the healthcare industry.