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ED Legal Letter covers emergency medicine from the perspective of risk management and malpractice prevention. Each monthly, peer reviewed issue reviews legal issues relating to emergency medicine practice and offers specific recommendations for reducing risk in the ED.
Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP, Director and Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Kay Ball, RN, PhD, CNOR, FAAN, Consultant/Educator, K&D Medical Inc., Lewis Center, OH; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH.
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