Medical Physicists and Malpractice

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This book explains legal issues as they pertain to medical physicists and contains valuable suggestions for avoiding and handling malpractice suits. Some of the issues covered include substantive law, explanations of legal procedures and the kinds of evidence that can and cannot be used in a law suit; how to reduce errors and limit liability by following specified quality assurance principles, and what to do if you are sued. Examples of actual malpractice cases are given and commented on—both from a legal and a physics point of view. Although the authors are primarily medical physicists, they both hold law degrees and have served as expert medical physics witnesses in court. As a result, they are uniquely qualified to write this very important book. Also useful for radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists.

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Addresses the question of whether, and if so how, microorganisms may be associated with the development of specific categories of autoimmune disease. Streptococci and rheumatic fever, enteric bacteria and ankylosing spondylitis, the triggering of autoimmune antibody responses in syphilis, viruses and diabetes mellitus, neuropathic viruses, postmeasles encephalomyelitis, and infection as a precursor to autoimmunity are among the topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944838648
  • Publisher: Medical Physics Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Pages: 128

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