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July 1, 2010

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  • Special focus issue: How not to get sued

  • Informed consent nightmares – Is it a dream that you won't have one?

    A woman came in for breast implants and went under anesthesia. The silicone implants she had selected were not available; only saline ones were there.
  • Avoid liability with your contracts

    [Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series on avoiding liability in contracting. In this month's issue, we tell you about how you can end up contracting with the wrong company and what your liability can be. In next month's issue, we give you specific steps to investigate vendors, and we suggest items to watch for in the contract.] A h
  • Engage surgeons to protect selves, patients

    [Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series on a new guideline from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) regarding the management of providers who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In last month's issue, we gave you an overview of the guideline, which procedures are at greatest risk of transmission, and the recommendations for infected staff. In this issue, we further explain the new guidelines and discuss how to decide which workers to test.]
  • Government targets physician self-referral

    In the past 10 years, there have been about 100 settlements of self-referral and kickback between the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services and health care facilities. Twenty of these cases occurred in the past two years.
  • Same-Day Surgery Manager: A look at trends in outpatient surgery

    Well, this is a fine mess all us health care providers are all getting into isn't it? I mean, we have oil spills, the earthquakes, and volcanoes and various other sundries out there to make our lives more complicated and miserable.