legal liability


Summary: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Defending the practice of medicine
    Richard E Anderson
    The Doctors Company, 185 Greenwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1173-8. 2004
  2. ncbi Tort reform in medical malpractice
    Judy Regan
    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 97:322-3. 2004
  3. ncbi Medical malpractice: a crisis in cost and access
    Kathleen White
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nurs Manage 36:22-5. 2005
  4. ncbi Malpractice liability in perinatal care: that was then, this is now
    Lisa A Miller
    Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 20:76-8. 2006
  5. ncbi Medical malpractice and rhinology
    Douglas E Dawson
    Unity Health Care, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, USA
    Am J Rhinol 21:584-90. 2007
  6. ncbi The automated external defibrillator: clinical benefits and legal liability
    Hannah England
    New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass
    JAMA 295:687-90. 2006
  7. pmc Physicians' communication skills with patients and legal liability in decided medical malpractice litigation cases in Japan
    Tomoko Hamasaki
    Division of Community Oral Health Science, Kyushu Dental College, Kokurakita ku, Kitakyushu 803 8580, Japan
    BMC Fam Pract 9:43. 2008
  8. ncbi Malpractice premiums in Massachusetts, a high-risk state: 1975 to 2005
    Marc A Rodwin
    Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:835-44. 2008
  9. ncbi Standard of care and liability in medical malpractice litigation in Japan
    Akihito Hagihara
    Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, 812 85882 Fukuoka, Japan
    Health Policy 65:119-27. 2003
  10. ncbi Criminal prosecution arising from medical mishaps: a Japanese perspective
    Yasushi Tsukamoto
    J B Dept Neurosurgery, Kantoh Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Law 24:673-81. 2005

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Publications266 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Defending the practice of medicine
    Richard E Anderson
    The Doctors Company, 185 Greenwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1173-8. 2004
  2. ncbi Tort reform in medical malpractice
    Judy Regan
    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, USA
    Tenn Med 97:322-3. 2004
  3. ncbi Medical malpractice: a crisis in cost and access
    Kathleen White
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Nurs Manage 36:22-5. 2005
    ..Examine the medical malpractice crisis and methods of stopping it...
  4. ncbi Malpractice liability in perinatal care: that was then, this is now
    Lisa A Miller
    Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 20:76-8. 2006
  5. ncbi Medical malpractice and rhinology
    Douglas E Dawson
    Unity Health Care, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, USA
    Am J Rhinol 21:584-90. 2007
    ..The language, concepts, rules, and strategies of the legal system are foreign to science-based physicians. Understanding the statistics of rhinology malpractice litigation may aid the physician to cope with the assault of a claim...
  6. ncbi The automated external defibrillator: clinical benefits and legal liability
    Hannah England
    New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass
    JAMA 295:687-90. 2006
  7. pmc Physicians' communication skills with patients and legal liability in decided medical malpractice litigation cases in Japan
    Tomoko Hamasaki
    Division of Community Oral Health Science, Kyushu Dental College, Kokurakita ku, Kitakyushu 803 8580, Japan
    BMC Fam Pract 9:43. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to identify factors of physicians' communication skills with patients, as related to their legal liability, and differences in doctors' communication skills with patients by the type of medical facility.
  8. ncbi Malpractice premiums in Massachusetts, a high-risk state: 1975 to 2005
    Marc A Rodwin
    Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:835-44. 2008
    ..However, because of discounts and surcharges, in 2005 premiums within the three highest-risk specialties varied nearly threefold, and nearly one-third paid less than in 1990...
  9. ncbi Standard of care and liability in medical malpractice litigation in Japan
    Akihito Hagihara
    Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, 812 85882 Fukuoka, Japan
    Health Policy 65:119-27. 2003
  10. ncbi Criminal prosecution arising from medical mishaps: a Japanese perspective
    Yasushi Tsukamoto
    J B Dept Neurosurgery, Kantoh Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Med Law 24:673-81. 2005
    ..Besides, we wonder if such obligation of doctors to notify such 'unnatural' death from medical mishap may be against a person's privilege against self-incrimination which is assured by Japanese Constitutional Law (article 38)...
  11. ncbi Medical malpractice and legal resolution systems in Japan
    K Nakajima
    Department of Social and Environmental Health F2, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2 2, Yamadaoka, Suita Shi, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    JAMA 285:1632-40. 2001
    ..The lack of data on all claims hinders adequate evaluation of dispute resolution methods, development of appropriate risk management activities, and proactive education for Japanese physicians...
  12. ncbi Getting personal. Legal liability, patient-data overload among issues making physicians uneasy over emergence of personal health records
    Andis Robeznieks
    Mod Healthc 37:40-2. 2007
  13. ncbi Risk management strategies following analysis of cataract negligence claims
    A Bhan
    Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
    Eye (Lond) 19:264-8. 2005
    ..In order to help minimise the frequency of negligence claims, we performed a collaborative study to analyse claims relating to cataract surgery, dealt with by the defence organisations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland...
  14. ncbi A description of emergency department-related malpractice claims in The Netherlands: closed claims study 1993-2001
    Jolande Elshove-Bolk
    Emergency Department, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Postbus 95500, 1090 HM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Emerg Med 11:247-50. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the quality of care provided at emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands by analysing medical liability insurance claims...
  15. ncbi Fluoxetine-induced suicidal ideation: an examination of the medical literature, case law, and the legal liability of drug manufacturers
    Andrew E Falsetti
    Food Drug Law J 57:247-67. 2002
  16. ncbi Moving beyond the blame game
    Karen Ignagni
    American Association of Health Plans, Washington, DC, USA
    Front Health Serv Manage 20:3-14. 2003
  17. ncbi Malpractice reform is dead; long live malpractice reform
    Jeanne Schulte Scott
    Healthc Financ Manage 57:32-4. 2003
  18. ncbi Fair compensation without litigation: addressing patients' financial need in disclosure
    Nancy Berlinger
    The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY, USA
    J Healthc Risk Manag 24:7-11. 2004
  19. ncbi Trial and error. Medical courts, arbitration systems are among the ideas gaining attention as answers to the malpractice liability crisis
    Michael Romano
    Mod Healthc 33:26-9. 2003
  20. ncbi Asset protection: why a preventive approach is the best insurance against liability
    Ellen Rinaldi
    Investment Counseling and Research Group, The Vanguard Group, 100 Vanguard Boulevard, Malvern, PA 19355, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 139:185-9. 2008
    ..The authors examine several lawful techniques that may protect a dentist's assets from claims of future creditors...
  21. ncbi Seeking shelter from rising malpractice costs
    Sarah Norland
    Healthc Financ Manage 57:58-64. 2003
  22. ncbi Partnering for malpractice reform
    Genevieve Belfiglio
    Healthplan 44:12-6. 2003
  23. ncbi "The medical liability system is melting down"
    Yank D Coble
    American Medical Association, USA
    Med Econ 80:49-50. 2003
  24. ncbi Medical malpractice reform and insurer claims defense: unintended effects?
    Jan M Ambrose
    La Salle University
    J Health Polit Policy Law 32:843-65. 2007
  25. ncbi National tort reform: fixing what's broken
    Brenda Williams
    Tenn Med 96:168-9. 2003
  26. ncbi The role of the expert witness
    Laurance Jerrold
    School of Orthodontics, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:889-901, vii-viii. 2007
    ..This purpose of this article is to serve as a primer for those interested in understanding the role that the expert is supposed to play in litigation, and the factors surrounding his activities...
  27. pmc Medical errors, medical negligence, and professional medical liability reform
    Sara Rosenbaum
    Department of Health Policy at the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:272-4. 2003
  28. pmc Surgical adverse events, risk management, and malpractice outcome: morbidity and mortality review is not enough
    John A Morris
    Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 243 Medical Center South, 2100 Pierce Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 3755, USA
    Ann Surg 237:844-51; discussion 851-2. 2003
    ..To review all admissions (age > 13) to three surgical patient care centers at a single academic medical center between January 1, 1995, and December 6, 1999, for significant surgical adverse events...
  29. ncbi Medical tort falls short in court
    James W Jones
    The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77356, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:1303-5. 2007
  30. ncbi Impact of the National Practitioner Data Bank on resolution of malpractice claims
    Teresa M Waters
    Center for Health Services Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Inquiry 40:283-94. 2003
    ..Because this disruption appears to have decreased the proportion of questionable claims receiving compensation, the NPDB actually may have increased overall tort system specificity...
  31. ncbi Where does your state rank?
    Berkeley Rice
    Med Econ 82:72, 74-5. 2005
  32. ncbi Malpractice, tort reform, and you: an introduction to risk management
    Andrew D Feld
    University of Washington, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:192-3. 2004
    ..The following articles in this series are intended to help...
  33. ncbi An economic assessment of damage caps in medical malpractice litigation imposed by state laws and the implications for federal policy and law
    H E Frech
    University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    Health Matrix Clevel 16:693-722. 2006
  34. ncbi Practicing in "uncharted waters"
    Rachelle Springer
    RCS Consulting Group, Inc, USA
    Plast Surg Nurs 24:82-3. 2004
  35. ncbi Effective legal reform and the malpractice insurance crisis
    Richard E Anderson
    The Doctors Company, USA
    Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics 5:343-55. 2005
  36. ncbi Debunking medical malpractice myths: unraveling the false premises behind "tort reform"
    Geoff Boehm
    Center for Justice and Democracy, USA
    Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics 5:357-69. 2005
  37. ncbi Health care in crisis: the need for medical liability reform
    Donald J Palmisano
    Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics 5:371-83. 2005
  38. ncbi Turning from damage caps to information disclosure: an alternative to tort reform
    Kathryn Zeiler
    Georgetown University Law Center, USA
    Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics 5:385-98. 2005
  39. ncbi Malpractice crisis and reform
    Randall R Bovbjerg
    The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Clin Perinatol 32:203-33, viii-ix. 2005
    ..It is time to try out better approaches, three of which are discussed in this paper...
  40. ncbi The top ten malpractice claims [and how to minimize them]
    Maureen Glabman
    Hosp Health Netw 78:60-2, 64-6, 2. 2004
    ..Here are the 10 most common causes of malpractice lawsuits against hospitals and a range of potential solutions suggested by risk managers and patient safety experts...
  41. ncbi Professional liability claims and Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists members: myth versus reality
    Suneet P Chauhan
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, SC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1820-6; discussion 1826-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to survey members of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists about professional liability claims...
  42. ncbi Into the breach: a look at medical malpractice liability reform
    Pamela Johnson
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 59:80-1. 2004
  43. ncbi Liability reform should make patients safer: "avoidable classes of events" are a key improvement
    Randall R Bovbjerg
    The Urban Institutes Health Policy Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 33:478-500. 2005
  44. ncbi Med malaise. Backers of strict malpractice liability limits ignore real solutions to insurance crisis
    Todd Sloane
    Mod Healthc 34:17. 2004
  45. ncbi Health care on trial: America's medical malpractice crisis
    Dean J Kereiakes
    The Lindner Center for Research and Education Ohio Heart Health Center, 2123 Auburn Ave, Suite 424, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219, USA
    Circulation 109:2939-41. 2004
  46. ncbi Malpractice. Can no-fault work?
    Gail Garfinkel Weiss
    Med Econ 81:66-9, 71. 2004
  47. ncbi Legal. Legal experiments
    Richard Haugh
    Hosp Health Netw 79:20, 22-3. 2005
    ..As congress debates med-mal fixes, states are once again proving to be laboratories for reform. Legislators and providers are looking for innovative ways to curb the rising costs of liability insurance...
  48. ncbi Basics of asset protection
    Blooma Stark
    Aronberg Goldgehn Davis and Garmisa, One IBM Plaza, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 20:207-9. 2005
    ..In this article we describe some of the background and basics of asset protection. In future articles we will detail some of the protection strategies that can be used...
  49. ncbi Medical liability reform moves to forefront of health care debates
    Mark Van Koevering
    Healthplan 44:8, 10. 2003
  50. ncbi Consumer deductibles: how to distribute more equitably the risks of medical malpractice and compensate victims adequately without statutory damage caps
    Luke Ledbetter
    Tort Trial Insur Pract Law J 41:1141-61. 2006
  51. ncbi Crossing the quality chasm: autonomous physician extenders will necessitate a shift to enterprise liability coverage for health care delivery
    Thomas R McLean
    UMKC School of Medicine, Kansas, USA
    Health Matrix Clevel 12:239-95. 2002
  52. pmc Commentary: malpractice reform in policy perspective
    Randall R Bovbjerg
    The Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Milbank Q 85:297-305. 2007
  53. ncbi The insurance crisis and the law
    Kenneth L Burgess
    Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, San Francisco, USA
    Provider 28:73-4, 77. 2002
  54. ncbi Crisis? What crisis. Five states not experiencing crushing malpractice premium increases
    Lisa H Schneck
    MGMA Connex 2:42-5, 1. 2002
  55. ncbi Disclosure of medical injury to patients: an improbable risk management strategy
    David M Studdert
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:215-26. 2007
    ..A policy question more pressing than whether moving toward routine disclosure will expand litigation is the question of how large such an expansion might be...
  56. ncbi An empirical examination of the equal protection challenge to contingency fee restrictions in medical malpractice reform statutes
    Casey L Dwyer
    Duke Law J 56:611-41. 2006
  57. ncbi Making patient safety the centerpiece of medical liability reform
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    N Engl J Med 354:2205-8. 2006
  58. ncbi The National Practitioner Data Bank and anesthesia malpractice payments
    Zeev N Kain
    Center of the Advancement of Perioperative Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Anesth Analg 103:646-9. 2006
    ..We conclude that over the past 14 yr, whereas the number of anesthesia malpractice payments has decreased, the median payment of cases has increased...
  59. ncbi Lessons learned from the "laboratories of democracy": a critique of federal medical liability reform
    Alexee Deep Conroy
    Cornell Law Rev 91:1159-202. 2006
  60. ncbi A presidential boost for tort reform
    Wayne J Guglielmo
    Med Econ 79:65-6. 2002
  61. ncbi A multifacited approach to improve patient safety, prevent medical errors and resolve the professional liability crisis
    Louis Weinstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1160-5; discussion 1165-7. 2006
    ..Similar experts need to devise clear, concise, evidenced based standards of care for common medical conditions...
  62. ncbi The cost of negligence
    Gayle Sullivan
    Quality Assurance Associates Inc, Fairfield, CT, USA
    Case Manager 17:54-5, 66. 2006
  63. ncbi Medical professional liability insurance and its relation to medical error and healthcare risk management for the practicing physician
    Richard L Abbott
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, 10 Koret Way K 301, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 140:1106-1111. 2005
    ..To review the history and current issues surrounding medical professional liability insurance and its relationship to medical error and healthcare risk management...
  64. ncbi A therapeutic jurisprudence perspective on legal responses to medical error
    Edward A Dauer
    University of Denver, College of Law, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    J Leg Med 24:37-50. 2003
  65. ncbi How to avoid being swept away by the rising tide of malpractice litigation
    Charles H Beckmann
    Am J Cardiol 91:585-6. 2003
  66. ncbi Are new liability caps working?
    John Carroll
    Manag Care 12:14-6. 2003
  67. ncbi No-fault compensation for medical injuries: the prospect for error prevention
    D M Studdert
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 286:217-23. 2001
  68. ncbi Medical error reduction and tort reform through private, contractually-based quality medicine societies
    Duncan MacCourt
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry and Law, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    Am J Law Med 35:505-61. 2009
    ..We aim to build a welfare enhancing system that rebuffs the culture of silence and promotes error reduction, a system that is at the same time legally sound, fiscally prudent and politically possible...
  69. pmc Hospital ethics committees in Israel: structure, function and heterogeneity in the setting of statutory ethics committees
    N S Wenger
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Med Ethics 28:177-82. 2002
    ..Israel has the distinction of having ethics committees legally required by a Patients' Rights Act. We studied the development of ethics committees in this legal environment...
  70. ncbi China's criminal penalty for medical malpractice: too lenient or not?
    Sun Zhu
    The second Female Labor Camp, Labor Reeducation Branch Bureau, Chongqing Municipal Bureau of Justice, Chongqing, China
    Leg Med (Tokyo) 13:116-9. 2011
    ..We thus provide clinicians a brief introduction to the legal liability of medical malpractice, and describe the debate about the punishment setting of China's medical malpractice ..
  71. pmc Policies of academic medical centers for disclosing financial conflicts of interest to potential research participants
    Kevin P Weinfurt
    Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, P O Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Acad Med 81:113-8. 2006
  72. ncbi Health care reform 2009-2010: a neurosurgeon's perspective
    Troy M Tippett
    The Neurosurgical Group, Pensacola, Florida 32501, USA
    J Neurosurg 113:1127-32. 2010
    ..Another and possibly the most important principle ignored in the legislation is the right for a patient and his/her physician to privately contract under Medicare without penalty...
  73. ncbi [Learning from the experiences of an arbitration unit for medical liability questions]
    K D Scheppokat
    Aus der Schlichtungsstelle für Arzthaftpflichtfragen der Norddeutschen Arztekammem, Hannover
    Ther Umsch 62:185-90. 2005
    ..As far as can be seen, he does his job well. He needs adequate--if possible personal--contact with and support by his colleagues involved in the treatment of the same patient...
  74. ncbi Why are fewer medical students in Florida choosing obstetrics and gynecology?
    Aaron Deutsch
    Department of Ob Gyn, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
    South Med J 100:1095-8. 2007
    ..To determine why there has been a decrease in the amount of applicants to Florida-based obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residency programs, and how this has been affected by the current medical liability climate...
  75. ncbi Patients' and physicians' attitudes regarding the disclosure of medical errors
    Thomas H Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356178, Seattle, WA 98195 0001, USA
    JAMA 289:1001-7. 2003
    ..Disclosure of errors to patients is desired by patients and recommended by ethicists and professional organizations, but little is known about how patients and physicians think medical errors should be discussed...
  76. ncbi Status of medical liability claims in Saudi Arabia
    Abdulhamid Samarkandi
    Anesthesia Department, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 26:87-91. 2006
    ..The author analyzed the medical malpractice litigation that was referred to the National Medico-Legal Committee (MLC) in order to evaluate the magnitude and underlying factors of the problem in Saudi Arabia...
  77. ncbi Firearm counseling by physicians: coverage under medical liability insurance policies
    Frederick A Paola
    Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612 4799, USA
    South Med J 96:647-51. 2003
    Physicians who offer firearms counseling may increase their legal liability, depending on the attitudes of their medical malpractice insurance carriers.
  78. ncbi Risk disclosure in securities exchange and medical treatment contracts
    Yoshihiko Iijima
    Department of Institutional Review Board, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    Nagoya J Med Sci 71:63-9. 2009 providing medical information of possible treatments to the patient, the physician is exonerated from legal liability, but remains burdened with the ethical responsibility to provide appropriate care...
  79. ncbi Malpractice litigation after surgical injury of the spinal accessory nerve: an evidence-based analysis
    Luc G T Morris
    Department of Otolaryngology, New York University Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134:102-7. 2008
    ..To review the background, case characteristics, and outcomes of malpractice litigation resulting from surgical injury of the spinal accessory nerve...
  80. ncbi Malpractice liability burden in midwifery: a survey of Michigan certified nurse-midwives
    Xiao Xu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 53:19-27. 2008
  81. pmc The US Medical Liability System: evidence for legislative reform
    Janelle Guirguis-Blake
    Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98405, USA
    Ann Fam Med 4:240-6. 2006
    ..The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) offers an opportunity to evaluate the effects of previous malpractice tort reforms on malpractice payments and premiums...
  82. ncbi Medical liability disputes involving thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons
    J Rotker
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:60-3. 2001
    ..In Germany, as in most other European countries, there is no central registry of medical malpractice claims. It is not known at which rate medical liability claims are decided in favor of the physician or the patient...
  83. ncbi Use of physical restraints in nursing homes in New South Wales, Australia
    A P Retsas
    RMIT University of Austin, Melbourne, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 35:177-83. 1998
    ..2%) and the commonest nurse-oriented reasons were 'because no alternative exists' (39.6%) and 'to reduce legal liability' (20%)...
  84. ncbi It is easier to confuse a jury than convince a judge: the crisis in medical malpractice
    Nancy E Epstein
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2425-30. 2002
    ..A study of cervical spine malpractice cases was conducted. Identifying tort reform models may help to resolve a crisis in medical malpractice...
  85. ncbi The High Court's lost chance in medical negligence: Tabet v Gett (2010) 240 CLR 537
    Thomas Faunce
    ANU College of Law and Medical School
    J Law Med 18:275-83. 2010
  86. ncbi Factors influencing cessation of pregnancy care in Oregon
    Ariel K Smits
    Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 97239, USA
    Fam Med 36:490-5. 2004
    ..This study determined the proportion of pregnancy care providers who have stopped or are planning to stop providing this care in Oregon and identified the important factors influencing such practice changes...
  87. ncbi Defensive medicine in general practice: recent trends and the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)
    Omar Salem
    School of Medicine, University of New South Wales
    J Law Med 17:235-48. 2009
    ..practitioners in New South Wales remain unaware of the legal reforms and the consequent reduction in their legal liability and continue to practise defensive medicine...
  88. ncbi [Fraudulent pain research: a hurt so deep nothing can alleviate it]
    P Rama-Maceiras
    Sección de Neurociencia de la Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, Madrid
    Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 56:372-9. 2009
    ..Beyond any possible legal liability that might arise, there are the questions of how fraud might affect patients' health or the medical knowledge ..
  89. ncbi Effect of fear of litigation on obstetric care: a nationwide analysis on obstetric practice
    Philip Zwecker
    Department of Family Medicine, Saint Mary s Hospital, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Perinatol 28:277-84. 2011
    ..Fear of litigation appears to have a marked effect on obstetric practice, particularly total cesarean delivery, vaginal birth after cesarean, and instrumental delivery, when malpractice premiums rise above $100,000 per annum...
  90. ncbi [The frequency of medical malpractice: the results of the German Expert Panels and Arbitration Boards for Medical Liability]
    Walter Schaffartzik
    Schlichtungsstelle für Arzthaftpflichtfragen der Norddeutschen Arztekammern, Hannover
    Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 102:525-8; discussion 545, 606-8. 2008
    ..This knowledge helps to foresee risks in a patient's treatment and to avoid errors...
  91. ncbi Medical malpractice in urology, 1985 to 2004: 469 consecutive cases closed with indemnity payment
    Michael Perrotti
    Urology Service, St Peter s Cancer Care Center and Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    J Urol 176:2154-7; discussion 2157. 2006
    ..Malpractice premiums have increased by up to 57% for urologists in the last 3 years, for which the reasons are not clearly reported. We sought to better understand factors contributing to the current medical malpractice crisis in urology...
  92. ncbi The malpractice liability crisis
    R James Brenner
    Eisenberg Keefer Breast Center, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Tower Saint Johns Imaging, Saint Johns Health Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:18-22. 2004
    ..A survey of different states' problems and common issues should assist the reader in understanding the nature of the crisis and proposed solutions...
  93. ncbi Commercial aviation in-flight emergencies and the physician
    Robert Cocks
    Aviation Medicine, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong
    Emerg Med Australas 19:1-8. 2007
    ..The medico-legal liability risk is extremely small, and various laws and industry indemnity practices offer additional protection to the ..
  94. ncbi [Evaluation of 157 arbitration procedures against maxillofacial surgeons handled by the arbitration office of the North German Medical Associations from 2000 to 2005]
    F Schmid
    Praxisgemeinschaft im Stadtpark Hotel, Hannover, Germany
    Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir 11:45-51. 2007
    ..Parallel to the 20.4% of cases, which showed iatrogenic health damages caused by errors, 60.9% of cases showed patients had also suffered iatrogenic damages even though no medical errors had caused them...
  95. ncbi Fast forwarding: the evolution of neurosurgery. The 2005 presidential address
    Robert A Ratcheson
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 1736, USA
    J Neurosurg 103:585-90. 2005
    ..Such a transformation would encourage advances in care to be brought rapidly into the clinical setting and allow neurosurgery to be practiced at the very highest level...
  96. ncbi [The evaluation of the pneumoconiosis cases, whose liability times being expired, applied to the Social Security High Health Committee between the years 1998-2001]
    Alper Beder
    Faculty of Health Science, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
    Tuberk Toraks 56:422-8. 2008
    ..81+/-0.8. Of the all cases 764 (72.1%) were diagnosed within the first 10 years after the legal liability time...
  97. ncbi [First-aid in France. Current situation and future perspectives]
    Alain Larcan
    L Académie nationale de médecine
    Bull Acad Natl Med 194:1071-93. 2010
    ..the complexity of first-aid training and regulations, the involvement of too many public bodies, the legal liability of the first-aider, and a lack of ongoing training...
  98. ncbi Injuries associated with regional anesthesia in the 1980s and 1990s: a closed claims analysis
    Lorri A Lee
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:143-52. 2004
    ..Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Project database to identify specific patterns of injury and legal liability associated with regional anesthesia...
  99. ncbi The war against junk science: the use of expert panels in complex medical-legal scientific litigation
    J M Price
    Faegre and Benson LLP, Minneapolis, MN 55402 3901, USA
    Biomaterials 19:1425-32. 1998
    ..The paper will then focus on the history of the breast implant litigation and the steps that the courts have already taken to combat junk science, including the use of scientific panels...
  100. ncbi The impact of medical legal risk on obstetrician-gynecologist supply
    Pamela Robinson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1296-302. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of medical legal risk on practice location of obstetrician-gynecologists...
  101. ncbi Missed diagnoses by urologists resulting in malpractice payment
    William J Badger
    Urology Service, St Peter s Cancer Care Center and Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA
    J Urol 178:2537-9. 2007
    ..We approached this largely unstudied area of medical malpractice in an effort to increase physician awareness and identify opportunities for prevention...

Research Grants66

  1. Healing Without Harm: A Multi-site Demonstration
    Ann Hendrich; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal is to create a High Reliability Organization at the test sites that will enhanced patient safety and reduce the number and severity of medical liability claims. ..
  2. A Workshop to Transform Mindsets
    David B Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Removing Barriers to Disclosure-and-Offer Models
    KENNETH E F SANDS; Fiscal Year: 2010
  4. The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety-Medical Liability Chasm
    TIMOTHY BRIAN MCDONALD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This three-year demonstration project is expected to be a catalyst for adoption of a sustainable "Seven Pillars" model throughout the State of Illinois. ..
  5. The Public Health Trust d/b/a Jackson Health System proposes to improve patient s
    NICOLETTA B TESSLER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research aims to identify medical liability considerations that may be afforded to healthcare facilities and/or systems that employ trainings and models such as I.R.I.S. to prevent and reduce inpatient suicide. ..
  6. Developing A Plan to Address Maternal Mortality and Disparities in Ohio
    Cynthia S Shellhaas; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Most are because of failures in protecting patient safety. A systematic approach to improving safety will not only decrease the risk of mortality associated with pregnancy but decrease the potential for medical liability claims. ..
  7. Web-based Alcohol Service Training for College Social Hosts
    Herbert H Severson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..One of the few accessible social host populations at elevated risk for alcohol problems and legal liability is the membership of college fraternities and sororities...
  8. Transitional Care Medication Safety and Medical Liability: Closing the Chasm
    CINDY LOU CORBETT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Subsequently, developed risk management strategies can be tested, replicated and disseminated to improve medication safety for patients;patient outcomes will be improved and lower overall health care costs will be realized. ..
  9. Shared Decision-making in Surgery to Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Liability
    KAREN BARBARA DOMINO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These results will be useful to health systems in making decisions regarding implementation of shared decision-making. ..
  10. New York State Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Demonstration Project
    JUDY KLUGER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The model can be replicated throughout New York State and across the nation, with few program modifications, and help build a higher standard of safety in our hospitals. ..
  11. Medical Liability and Patient Safety Guidelines Project
    LYNN MARIE CRIDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
  12. Improving Patient Safety and Restructuring Medical Liability Using ACEs
    DIANNE DIANNE GARCIA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This outcome will not only improve patient safety and satisfaction but also can, over time, reduce the costs of care. ..
  13. Open Disclosure and Medical Claims Study
    John Buckley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Implementing and evaluating a process that increases open disclosure will ultimately improve patient safety and create a culture that rewards trust and communication among providers and patients. ..
  14. Malpractice: Ignored Specialties Study (MISS)
    Aaron Carroll; Fiscal Year: 2009
  15. A Plan to use Sanford health Patient Complaints to Promote Safety/Reduce Claims
    WENDELL W HOFFMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results will offer Sanford Health and other systems a roadmap leading to fair, constructive, peer-delivered, evidence-based, norm-referenced interventions that address care practices and patient-provider communications. ..
  16. The Texas Disclosure and Compensation Study: Best Practices for Improving Safety
    Eric J Thomas; Fiscal Year: 2010
  17. Liability in the delivery of personalized medicine: driver, impediment, or both?
    Gary E Marchant; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..An overlooked variable that will play an important role in the implementation of PM is the potential for legal liability. Physicians, a key gatekeeper in the uptake of PM, are at the greatest risk of liability...
    Michael Szycher; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Because of legal liability concerns, several manufacturers have withdrawn medical-grade polyurethanes from the implantables market...
  19. Health Literacy and Informed Consent
    James Hyde; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Because the consent process also serves the dual purpose of protecting the institution and researchers from legal liability, we have taken special care to honor this dual function in the design of our intervention...
    ELIZABETH ROLPH; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..This grant application seeks funds for the travel expenses of those working group members.) A developed presentation of conference findings will be published...
  21. Industry-Sponsored Research Contracts:..Phase II
    Michelle Mello; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. Industry-Sponsored Research Contracts:An Empirical Study
    Michelle Mello; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The data will be analyzed descriptively and with chi-squared tests and regression analysis. ..
  23. Hospital Integration and Medicare Reimbursement Policy
    Daniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Daniel Kessler; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
    CHARLES SCHUSTER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In summary we believe that the GLRN has a very strong research team, the administrative infrastructure to manage the program, and enthusiastic CTPs anxious to participate in the NIDA CTN. ..
    David DeMets; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These design issues were motivated by trials encountered in our collaboration with cancer center investigators. ..
    ROLAND GRIFFITHS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Mark Wood; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..More effective interventions would result in fewer injuries from acute intoxication and lessen the risk for the development of alcoholism as a result of chronic alcohol abuse. ..
    Jody Sindelar; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our consultants are pivotal investigators in CTN nodes. These collaborations and arrangements will ensure the successful achievement of our goals. ..
  30. Economics of Population Health: American Society of Health Economics Conf. - NIDA
    Jody Sindelar; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. Equity and Efficiency in Health and Healthcare ? 2nd Biennial ASHE Conference
    Jody Sindelar; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We hope that NIA will be interested in funding a small portion of the total cost of mounting the aging-related aspects of this conference. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. Work-life, Health Habits, and Health: Longitudinal Analysis
    Jody Sindelar; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Together these longitudinal datasets cover the life span and each contains measures of health, health habits and labor market characteristics. ..
  33. Potential for HIV transmission in relationships of drug-using women in Russia
    Linda Niccolai; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  34. Environmental Methods for Reducing Collegiate Drinking
    Mark Wood; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The dual long-term objectives of this research are to provide college administrators with an enhanced armamentarium for reducing collegiate alcohol abuse while furthering the science of prevention. ..
  35. Assessing Density of Alcohol Outlets, Other Outlets and Crime
    Traci L Toomey; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Results from this study will advance the research literature and inform policy and neighborhood development. ..
  36. Computer Decision Aid for ADHD Management (CDAAM)
    Aaron E Carroll; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will assess the quality of ADHD services at baseline and again at 12 months post implementation. These methods will allow a thorough description of the intervention's role in the process of ADHD management. ..
  37. Epidemilogy of Parkinsonism in Welders
    Brad A Racette; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The cohort assembled will provide unique opportunities for future research projects into gene-environment interactions and exposure related neuroimaging changes. ..
    Wendy Levinson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Operant Analysis of Self-Control
    Howard Rachlin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  40. Mobile Tool for Adolescent Diabetes Management
    Aaron Carroll; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This research request will form the foundation of an R01 proposal to rigorously study the tool's impact on adolescent diabetes management ..
  41. Technology Exchange for Cancer Health Network (TECH-Net)
    Teresa Waters; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Brad Racette; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  43. Community Environmental Health Research: Finding Meaning
    David Ozonoff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Establish mechanisms for forging new and on-going community-researcher relationships. ..
  44. Postpartum Depression in a Pediatric Clinic
    Linda Chaudron; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The candidate and this research project will lead to the creation of such a model. ..
  45. Views of Privacy of Genetic Information
    Robert Klitzman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The findings of this study can enhance further policy, professional and public education, and future research in this area. ..
  46. A Randomized Trial to Evaluate Project ARM
    Traci Toomey; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Two secondary goals of the study are to assess the promise of ARM Express for influencing establishment policies and decreasing alcohol-related problems and to evaluate differences between participating and non-participating outlets. ..
    Debra Srebnik; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Multi- stakeholder focus groups will be conducted for Aim 2c. Electronic information systems will provide demographic, diagnostic, level-of-functioning, outpatient commitment status and service utilization data. ..
    George Woody; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We also believe this model of intervention has important public health significance as a sustainable, community based, early intervention for drug users. ..
  49. Cybermedicine for the Patient and Physician
    Warner Slack; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By Cybermedicine, we mean use of computing to enhance communication in health care.) ..
  50. Addiction Treatment in Russia: Oral and Depot Naltrexone
    George Woody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We hypothesize that outcomes will be better with DIN than ON, and that each will be more effective than placebo. ..
  51. Functional Analysis of GABAerglc Sedative/Anxiolytics
    NANCY ATOR; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
    M Verklan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..It is anticipated that the use of this advanced technology will strengthen clinical practice due to an enhanced ability to better evaluate neurophysiologic indicators of stability of both the healthy and compromised fetus and neonate. ..
  53. Immersive simulation team training impact on rescue, recovery, and safety culture
    Stephen Small; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, this project will enable us to continue to lead and implement a community-based simulation safety network in the third largest city in the country. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Using Team Simulation to Improve Error Disclosure to Patients and Safety Culture
    Thomas Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving team communication and disclosure following harmful errors can enhance transparency and safety culture, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately promote patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  55. Views and Approaches Toward Research Integrity Among IRBs
    Robert Klitzman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We anticipate that the data from this study will serve as a significant foundation in assisting future research and the improvement of Rl through guidelines, education and other capacity building. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Methadone maintenance and HIV risk in Ukraine
    George Woody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Linking Performance Measures to Treatment Outcomes
    Deborah Garnick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our goal is to develop a data set rich enough to support testing the WCG performance measures and their relationship to outcomes in states that represent larger and more diverse populations. ..
  58. Efficacy of Methylphenidate for treating tobacco dependence
    Richard Hurt; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If the results from this preliminary study support the performance of a larger clinical trial, then a future grant application will be submitted through the R01 research project grant mechanism. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. Research Integrity & Financial Conflicts of Interest
    Patricia Tereskerz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..4) Explore the utility of using data reduction techniques and appropriate, multi-variate modeling techniques to show which types of financial arrangements predict questionable integrity practices. ..
  60. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Richard Hurt; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Primary assessments will be point prevalence smoking abstinence rates at end of treatment (week 12) and at 52 weeks. ..
  62. In-school and community media prevention
    Michael Slater; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..As a result, the school and community treatments are crossed and can each be assessed within an HLM framework. Cost-effectiveness data will also be collected and assessed. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  63. Tobacco Industry Documents on ETS-The Next Front
    Richard Hurt; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  64. Effect of Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation Errors
    Henry Wang; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These analyses are innovative in the fields of EMS, patient safety and health services research and will help to justify system-wide efforts to reduce errors in this complex procedure. ..