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Physicians today should have a working knowledge of the relation between law and medicine, whether to protect their own rights (as in cases of professional discipline or medical malpractice lawsuits) or the rights and welfare of dying patients or to facilitate management of daily practice issues, such as consent to treatment and handling of medical records. Such knowledge also is useful in managing the business and financial aspects of practice. This text illuminates the legal implications of modern medical practice with concise chapters on legal principles, law and ethics, practice arrangements, physician-patient relationships, physician-institution relationships, physicians and the courts, and
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Legal Medicine: Legal Dynamics of Medical Encounters. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:960. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-11-960_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(11):960.
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