Litigation and the Health System Research Paper by Research Group

Litigation and the Health System
This paper is an extensive literature review of the issues underlying the phenomenon of litigation involving health care providers.
# 26340 | 11,590 words | 54 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses health care providers and litigation, which includes medical malpractice, failure of third party payers to compensate health care providers or to compensate providers in a timely manner and issues related to provider autonomy versus managed care directives emanating from cost conscious and bottom-line oriented managers. This paper reports that courts appear to implement an economic theory as opposed to a fault-based theory, in which liability is ascribed according to economic analyzes of who is best situated to reduce the risk of accident, and which accidents are financially worth averting. The author points out that patients have a common law right to choose what care they will or will not accept.

Table of Contents
Introductory Statement
Statement of the Problem
Background on the Problem
Review of Literature
Managed Care
Clinical Ethics
Medical Practice Guidelines
What Medical Practice Guidelines Are
Why Medical Practice Guidelines are Developed
How Medical Practice Guidelines are Developed
Legal Implications Associated With the Use of Medical Practice Guidelines
Responsibilities of Patients Related to the Use of Medical Practice Guidelines

From the Paper:

"The role of government in financing or conducting research or developing practice guidelines also may affect the perceived legitimacy of the statements. The federal government has the power and authority to establish administrative agencies and professional panels to analyze outcomes research and issue practice standards. The federal government also could require the use of such standards in resolving disputes over patient care or payment decisions. Government could exercise this authority to ensure that research is valid and the standards accurate. In the end, of course, the quality of care standards developed will be the product of the "expertise and integrity of the people who make them, whether government sanctioned or not". "

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