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Sept / Oct 2005: Physicians’ Legal Handbook

Physicians’ Legal Handbook

The practice of medicine is a legal minefield. Of course, medical malpractice is front and center in any discussion of medicine and law. A growing number of states are considered crisis areas in terms of malpractice insurance access and affordability. But until tort reform becomes the law of the land physicians need to cope with rising premiums and litigious patients.

This edition of Doctor’s Digest offers useful recommendations on getting the most for your premium dollar. In addition, it provides essential information on such legal issues as business liability, employment law, Medicare fraud and abuse and other regulatory matters, and contracts.

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