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7th edition

Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics

7th Edition - This manual offers a wide range of medicolegal topics that affect the practice of pediatrics from residency through retirement.

283 pages
Item #: MA0591
ISBN 13: 978-1-58110-584-1

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Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics, 7th Edition


By: AAP Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management

Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2013 and given a 3 Star Review!
"There are few comparisons to this book from the American Academy of Pediatrics and written by an expert panel. This field in particular requires periodic updates to reflect changes in legislation and legal interpretations." 

Medical liability continues to be a fact of life for pediatricians.  One third of pediatricians will be sued for medical liability over the course of their careers. Pediatricians need to be aware of this fact and take steps to reduce the likelihood of being sued.


Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics, offers a wide range of medicolegal topics that affect the practice of pediatrics from residency through retirement.  It provides pediatricians with detailed information on common pediatric malpractice claims and specific risk management strategies to reduce the threat of being sued and make it easier to defend a claim. 


In addition, it explains in simple language the anatomy of a malpractice lawsuit, guidance for coping with malpractice litigation stress, and the basics of professional liability insurance for pediatricians.  Resources for managing the specific risks of newborn care, adolescent care, and pediatric emergency medicine are included.  New to this edition are chapters on the medicolegal risks associated with the reporting of child abuse and neglect, health care fraud and abuse, and an expanded chapter on patient safety.


Other highlights include:


¨      Telephone and on-call care

¨      Legal issues relating to email, Web sites, and telemedicine

¨      Documentation of pediatric care

¨      Liability for vaccine administration

¨      Testifying as an expert witness

¨      Volunteer activities


Softcover – 283 Pages
Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2013!
Doody's Core Titles takes an innovative approach to creating a core title collection development resource. Using online publication systems, the collective judgment of approximately 200 content specialists and librarians are distilled into a comprehensive list covering 121 specialties. Titles are selected by the content specialists and librarians. The librarians then score each title and make Essential Purchase recommendations. The result is Doody's Core Titles. A core title is a book or software title that represents essential knowledge needed by professionals or students in a given discipline and is highly recommended for the collection of a library that serves health sciences specialists.
Medicolegal Issues in Pediatrics
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