William M McDonnell
Affiliation: University of Utah
- Narrative review: do state laws make it easier to say "I'm sorry?"William M McDonnell
University of Utah School of Medicine, S J Quinney College of Law, and Intermountain Injury Control Research Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158, USA
Ann Intern Med 149:811-6. 2008..They found that many states have recently adopted apology laws and that there is variability in these laws. The authors review some of the important differences in these laws and explore the potential impact of apology laws...
- Challenging assumptions about uninsured children in the pediatric emergency departmentWilliam M McDonnell
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84158, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 28:436-9. 2012..Emergency departments (EDs) are experiencing increased volumes and crowding problems. Although crowding is often blamed on uninsured patients, the role of uninsured children is unclear. We compared ED use by insured and uninsured children...
- Should we fear "flu fear" itself? Effects of H1N1 influenza fear on ED useWilliam M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, UT 84158, USA
Am J Emerg Med 30:275-82. 2012..Media reports are important in informing the public about health threats, but the effects of media-induced anxiety on ED volumes are unclear...
- Pediatric emergency department use by adults with chronic pediatric disordersWilliam M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84158, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:572-6. 2010..To describe pediatric emergency department use by adults with chronic pediatric disorders, known as transition patients...
- The reimbursement gap: providing and paying for pediatric procedural sedation in the emergency departmentWilliam M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, PO Box 581289, Salt Lake City, UT 84158, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 25:797-802. 2009..Although existing state laws and federal regulations arguably require that insurers provide reimbursement for pediatric PSA, certain legislative and regulatory initiatives could clarify insurers' payment obligations...
- When bad things happen: adverse event reporting and disclosure as patient safety and risk management tools in the neonatal intensive care unitSteven M Donn
Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, C S Mott Children s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
Am J Perinatol 29:65-70. 2012....
- Deficits in EMTALA Knowledge Among Pediatric PhysiciansWilliam M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA
Pediatr Emerg Care 22:555-61. 2006..The objective of this study was to evaluate hospital-based pediatric physicians' knowledge of these obligations and potential liabilities...
- Does the emergency medical treatment and labor act affect emergency department use?William M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158, USA
J Emerg Med 44:209-16. 2013..Emergency departments (EDs) face increasing patient volumes and economic pressures. These problems have been attributed to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)...
- Medical diagnoses commonly associated with pediatric malpractice lawsuits in the United StatesGary N McAbee
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Children s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 309, Camden, NJ 08103, USA
Pediatrics 122:e1282-6. 2008..Where applicable, specific and general risk-management techniques are noted as a means of increasing patient safety and reducing the risk of medical malpractice exposure...
- Judicial outcomes of child abuse homicideHilary A Hewes
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, 295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84158, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:918-21. 2011..To determine whether convictions and sentencing differ between child abuse homicide cases and adult homicide cases and to identify characteristics of the victim, suspect, or crime that influence conviction and sentencing results...
- Will EMTALA changes leave emergency patients dying on the hospital doorstep?William M McDonnell
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
J Health Law 38:77-93. 2005..The Article concludes that the regulatory basis for the 250 Yard Rule remains intact and that the legislative intent behind EMTALA, as well as ongoing public policy goals, dictate that the 250 Yard Rule be preserved...