23 terms

test 3

The assertion of innocence as a defense against malpractice charges is called
A defense based upon the assumption that the patient knew of the inherent risk before treatment was preformed is called
assumption of risk
under which doctrine can a claim NOT be retried between the same parties of it has already been legally resolved
Res judicata
Which of the following is NOT a form of affirmative defense to a professional liability suit
The health care practioner who comes to the aid of an accident victim at the scene whould not be liable under which defense
Under which defense may the party who casued an accident be liable for both the victim's injury and any medical negligence by an attending physician
releaese of tortfeasor
Which doctrine says a lawsuit cannot move forward if a certain p of time has elapsederiod
statute of limitations
when damages are apportioned according to the degree a plaintiff contributed to his or her injury, this is called
comparative negligence
This is not a guideline to follow that may help prevent malpractice lawsuits
always express optimism about the outcome of a patient's care
which of the following is a technical defense
res judicata
medical malpractice insurance that covers the insured only for those claims made while the policy is in force is called
claims made coverage
the statute of limitations is
different depending on the state
Res judicata is latin for
the thing has been decided
in charting, if it isn't written down, it didn't
to correct any error discovered after a patient's medical records have been filed
draw a line through the mistake, insert the correction, label it as a correction, initial, and date it
Medical records are legal if kept on
paper, microfilm, electronically
patients' medical recordss are the property of the
owners of the facility where they were created
informed concent implies the patient understands the
proposed modes of treatment, reasons the treatment is necessary, risks involved in the propsed treatment
consent is unnecessary
in emergency situations
the legal basis for a patient's permission for medical treatment is
doctrine of informed consent
retention of medical records is determined by
individual state laws
a mentally incompetent person may
not give informed consent
the case that legalized abortion at the supreme court level was
roe v. wade