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Discussion questions – week 4 Health Care Law and Legislation

Discussion questions – week 4 Health Care Law and Legislation

Dear Students, Wrong Record: Fatal Mistake

Terry was taken to the hospital after automobile accident. Upon ordering discharge, the ED physician had not realized that he had made a fatal mistake. The physician looked at the wrong chart in determining Terry’s status, thus discharging Terry. Terry died at home in his father’s arms.§Wrong Record: Fatal Mistake

Terry was taken to the hospital after automobile accident. Upon ordering discharge, the ED physician had not realized that he had made a fatal mistake. The physician looked at the wrong chart in determining Terry’s status, thus discharging Terry. Terry died at home in his father’s arms.

Questions:

  1. Describe the wide variety of negligent errors by various health care professionals.
  2. Discuss the purpose of certification, licensure, & reasons for revocation of licenses.
  3. Explain the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.