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Overview

Problems in Health Care Law, Ninth Edition has been extensively updated and restructured to utilize the "problems" approach. Organized to highlight the general principles of health care law, the text seeks to state expressly the general principles of both the underlying conflicts between public policies and the legal solutions to those problems. To achieve this goal, the Ninth Edition's format has been revised to reflect the categories of health care law that remain most problematic. Each chapter reflects one of these categories while frequently asked questions serve as the headings to each section. Problems in Health Care Law, Ninth Edition continues to provide the professional with a helpful one-volume overview of health care law, which it and its predecessor Problems in Hospital Law have offered since 1968.

Key Features of Problems in Health Care Law, Ninth Edition: This edition provides an overview of legal system and contract principles, It address the major organizational, physical, and staffing resources that are necessary to deliver health care, This edition covers relationships with patients, including both medical decision-making issues and the handling of medical information, It concentrates on the financing of health care services, including payment of providers and coverage of individual patients, Problems in Health Care Law, Ninth Edition deals with liability issues, including civil liability, criminal liability, and antitrust issues, Additional chapters discuss reproductive issues as well as the determination of death and the handling of dead bodies.

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Editorial Reviews

Susan Wood O'Leary
This is the seventh edition of a narrative overview of different areas of health law with reference to legislative, judicial, and accrediting sources. The last edition was published in 1990. The author indicates that he has updated the volume with new material to address the "revolutionary changes in the health care system since the last edition." The title of the book has also been changed, from the title of its previous edition, Problems in Hospital Law. This name change reflects the current trend that while hospitals remain an important component, they are only part of the field of health law. Legal problems must be defined or addressed from that broader perspective. The book is written at a fairly introductory level and allows the student or junior administrator to get a flavor of problems and issues. It also provides sufficient information on other reference sources to be a guide for the practitioner. The volume, however, would not be dispositive on any one issue or a sole reference. Although the index is well laid out, the table of contents and chapter headings are not as helpful. The references appear current and varied enough to allow the practitioner to access additional sources of information. The author does not provide a well-described audience, and this book appears to be an introductory overview for the student or new administrator. In that context, it is a decent introduction to the current issues in health care law. Furthermore, it leads to the identification of additional resources for the more seasoned administrator or legal counsel.
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Reviewer:Susan Wood O'Leary, JD(Rush University Medical Center)
Description:This is the seventh edition of a narrative overview of different areas of health law with reference to legislative, judicial, and accrediting sources. The last edition was published in 1990.
Purpose:The author indicates that he has updated the volume with new material to address the "revolutionary changes in the health care system since the last edition." The title of the book has also been changed, from the title of its previous edition, Problems in Hospital Law. This name change reflects the current trend that while hospitals remain an important component, they are only part of the field of health law. Legal problems must be defined or addressed from that broader perspective.
Audience:The book is written at a fairly introductory level and allows the student or junior administrator to get a flavor of problems and issues. It also provides sufficient information on other reference sources to be a guide for the practitioner. The volume, however, would not be dispositive on any one issue or a sole reference.
Features:Although the index is well laid out, the table of contents and chapter headings are not as helpful. The references appear current and varied enough to allow the practitioner to access additional sources of information.
Assessment:The author does not provide a well-described audience, and this book appears to be an introductory overview for the student or new administrator. In that context, it is a decent introduction to the current issues in health care law. Furthermore, it leads to theidentification of additional resources for the more seasoned administrator or legal counsel.
Booknews
Provides an overview of health care law, with chapters on areas such as the legal structure of health care organizations, managed care, malpractice, and reproductive issues. This eighth edition contains new chapters on managed care and criminal law, and expanded material on drug and device regulation and discrimination claims by staff. This edition is reorganized to highlight the competing interests of access and confidentiality. Miller is a legal counsel for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Hutton is director of risk management at the same institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763727727
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: 8E
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 727

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to the American legal system 1
Ch. 2 Organization of the health care delivery system 29
Ch. 3 Creation and maintenance of physical resources 93
Ch. 4 Individual providers and caregivers 121
Ch. 5 Medical staff 213
Ch. 6 Relationship of patient and provider 279
Ch. 7 Decision-making concerning individuals 315
Ch. 8 Health care information 427
Ch. 9 Paying for health care resources and services 493
Ch. 10 Third-party health care coverage 559
Ch. 11 Civil liability 587
Ch. 12 Criminal law and civil penalties 681
Ch. 13 Antitrust 709
Ch. 14 Reproductive issues 737
Ch. 15 Death and dead bodies 765
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