Hospital risk management and the U.S. legal system: An introduction to U.S. medical malpractice tort law

C. J. Stimson

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Abstract

In the US hospital setting, risk management focuses on mitigating hospital exposure to loss from legal liability, including medical malpractice tort law claims. This chapter provides perspective on three critical components of the US medical malpractice tort law: process, substance, and justifi cation. Framed in this way, the discussion that follows illuminates both the practice and the policy that forms the foundation of US medical malpractice tort law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRisk Management in Medicine
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783662474075
ISBN (Print)9783662474068
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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