David Hsia, JD, MD, MPH
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Hsia D. Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:312. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-4-200502150-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(4):312.
Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Sourcebook Anderson RE, ed. 300 pages. Totowa, NJ: Humana Pr; 2005. $59.50. ISBN 1588293890. Order at http://www.humanapress.com.
Field of medicine: All fields.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Practitioners desiring to minimize the risk for becoming a malpractice defendant or testifying as an expert witness.
Purpose: To provide an overview of malpractice law and its implications for selected medical specialties.
Content: The 17 chapters are grouped into 4 parts: insurance, law, clinical implications, and reform prospects.
Highlights: All clinicians will benefit from understanding part I (insurance underwriting) and part II (theory of malpractice law, discovery process, and being an expert witness). Part III has chapters specific to telemedicine, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, obstetrics, and plastic surgery. Part IV argues for legislative reform of malpractice.
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