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Medical legal partnerships united states

Christopher R Abrecht, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, James P Rathmell, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Opioids are frequently used in chronic pain management but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in some patient populations. An important avenue for identifying complications-including serious or rare complications-is the study of closed malpractice claims. The present study is intended to complement the existing closed claims literature by drawing on claims from a more recent timeframe through a partnership with a large malpractice carrier, the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO)...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Jack Tsai, Elizabeth Goggin
The Veterans Service Unit (VSU) in Connecticut is one of several all-veterans prison units that are being created throughout the United States. This study examined the characteristics, needs, and experiences of veterans on the Connecticut VSU. This study utilized data from a quality improvement survey that was completed by 87 of the 110 veterans on the Connecticut VSU (79% response rate). The majority of veterans on the VSU were white, aged 41-56, never married, and had an honorable or general military discharge making them potentially eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare upon release...
October 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
M Villani, V Kovess-Masféty
INTRODUCTION: The progressive shifts in the legal and social contexts, along with major changes in information seeking habits with the development of the Internet, have placed patients' information at the core of medical practice. This has to be applied to the psychiatric fields as well, and to questions about how schizophrenic patients are being told their diagnosis nowadays in France. METHODS: This paper is a national and international literature review about schizophrenia diagnosis disclosure practices, from 1972 to 2014, using French and English languages and various psychology and medical databases...
April 2017: L'Encéphale
Arthur H Fierman, Andrew F Beck, Esther K Chung, Megan M Tschudy, Tumaini R Coker, Kamila B Mistry, Benjamin Siegel, Lisa J Chamberlain, Kathleen Conroy, Steven G Federico, Patricia J Flanagan, Arvin Garg, Benjamin A Gitterman, Aimee M Grace, Rachel S Gross, Michael K Hole, Perri Klass, Colleen Kraft, Alice Kuo, Gena Lewis, Katherine S Lobach, Dayna Long, Christine T Ma, Mary Messito, Dipesh Navsaria, Kimberley R Northrip, Cynthia Osman, Matthew D Sadof, Adam B Schickedanz, Joanne Cox
Child poverty in the United States is widespread and has serious negative effects on the health and well-being of children throughout their life course. Child health providers are considering ways to redesign their practices in order to mitigate the negative effects of poverty on children and support the efforts of families to lift themselves out of poverty. To do so, practices need to adopt effective methods to identify poverty-related social determinants of health and provide effective interventions to address them...
April 2016: Academic Pediatrics
Maria Julia Marinissen, Lauren Barna, Margaret Meyers, Susan E Sherman
In 2014, the United States in partnership with international organizations and nearly 30 partner countries launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to accelerate progress to improve prevention, detection, and response capabilities for infectious disease outbreaks that can cause public health emergencies. Objective 9 of the GHSA calls for improved global access to medical countermeasures and establishes as a target the development of national policy frameworks for sending and receiving medical countermeasures from and to international partners during public health emergencies...
September 2014: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science
Tacara Soones, Cyrus Ahalt, Sarah Garrigues, David Faigman, Brie A Williams
With the number of older adult arrestees and prisoners increasing rapidly, legal professionals increasingly provide front-line identification and response to age-related health conditions (including cognitive and physical impairments) that may affect legal outcomes, such as the ability to participate in one's defense or stay safe in jail. The goals of this study were to assess the ability of legal professionals to recognize and respond to age-related conditions that could affect legal outcomes and to identify recommendations to address important knowledge gaps...
April 2014: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lisa R Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Robert Pettignano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2013: Physician Executive
Ruth Lopert, Deborah Gleeson
The United States' pursuit of increasingly TRIPS-Plus levels of intellectual property protection for medicines in bilateral and regional trade agreements is well recognized. Less so, however, are U.S. efforts through these agreements to influence and constrain the pharmaceutical coverage programs of its trading partners. Although arguably unsuccessful in the Australia- U.S. Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), the U.S. nevertheless succeeded in its bilateral FTA with South Korea (KORUS) in establishing prescriptive provisions pertaining to the operation of coverage and reimbursement programs for medicines and medical devices, which have the potential to adversely impact future access in that country...
2013: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Jennifer Kulynych, Kate Gallin Heffernan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2013: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Jeffrey David Colvin, Brooke Nelson, Katie Cronin
Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) integrate legal services into the health care setting to resolve legal issues that have a negative impact on patient health. These partnerships between attorneys and health care professionals have traditionally focused on physicians. Despite early success and expansion of the MLP model, the literature is only beginning to explore the significant role that social workers can play in an MLP's development, process, and success. This article argues that MLPs are greatly enhanced when they seek the active engagement of a health center's social workers...
October 2012: Social Work
M Kosieradzki, J Czerwinski, A Jakubowska-Winecka, T Kubik, E Zawilinska, A Kobryn, R Bohatyrewicz, K Zieniewicz, P Nyckowski, R Becler, J Snarska, R Danielewicz, W Rowinski
Despite the long-standing history of transplantation, the shortage of organs has remained its most restrictive factor. In 2010, the number of actual deceased organ donors in Poland was 13.5/million population (pmp). However, a huge difference in organ recovery rates is evident between various regions, eg, 32 pmp, in western Pomerania compared with 1-3 pmp in southern districts. A substantial number of patients who die while awaiting organ transplantations could be saved were effective programs able to overcome barriers in deceased organ donation...
September 2012: Transplantation Proceedings
Robert Pettignano, Sylvia B Caley, Susan McLaren
Addressing the legal issues of patients of low socioeconomic status can be useful in increasing organizational reimbursements, reducing costs and improving access to care. Medical-legal partnership is an addition to the health care armamentarium that directly addresses this goal. A medical-legal partnership is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a medical entity such as a hospital or clinic and a legal entity such as a law school or legal aid society that addresses barriers to access to care and limitations to well-being experienced by patients of low socioeconomic status...
July 2012: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
Wanda D Barfield, Steven E Krug, Robert K Kanter, Marianne Gausche-Hill, Mary D Brantley, Sarita Chung, Niranjan Kissoon
INTRODUCTION: Improved health outcomes are associated with neonatal and pediatric critical care in well-organized, cohesive, regionalized systems that are prepared to support and rehabilitate critically ill victims of a mass casualty event. However, present systems lack adequate surge capacity for neonatal and pediatric mass critical care. In this document, we outline the present reality and suggest alternative approaches. METHODS: In May 2008, the Task Force for Mass Critical Care published guidance on provision of mass critical care to adults...
November 2011: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
D Clay Ackerly, Krishna Udayakumar, Robert Taber, Michael H Merson, Victor J Dzau
Globalization is having a growing impact on health and health care, presenting challenges as well as opportunities for the U.S. health care industry in general and for academic health science systems (AHSSs) in particular. The authors believe that AHSSs must develop long-term strategies that address their future role in global medicine. AHSSs should meet global challenges through planning, engagement, and innovation that combine traditional academic activities with entrepreneurial approaches to health care delivery, research, and education, including international public-private partnerships...
September 2011: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Srijana Shrestha, Katherine S Judge, Nancy L Wilson, Jennifer A Moye, A Lynn Snow, Mark E Kunik
Financial and legal services are unique needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers. This study examines their need for legal and financial assistance and the kinds of legal and financial services provided within Partners in Dementia Care, a telephone-based, care coordination and support service intervention delivered through a partnership between Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and local Alzheimer's Association chapters. Based on comprehensive assessment, and needs prioritization, care coordinators collaboratively planned action steps (specific behavioral tasks) with each caregiver/person with dementia to address the dyad's identified unmet needs...
March 2011: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Amy T Campbell, Jay Sicklick, Paula Galowitz, Randye Retkin, Stewart B Fleishman
Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) - collaborative endeavors between health care clinicians and lawyers to more effectively address issues impacting health care - have proliferated over the past decade. The goal of this interdisciplinary approach is to improve the health outcomes and quality of life of patients and families, recognizing the many non-medical influences on health care and thus the value of an interdisciplinary team to enhance health. This article examines the unique, interrelated ethical issues that confront the clinical and legal partners involved in MLPs...
2010: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: a Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Megan Sandel, Mark Hansen, Robert Kahn, Ellen Lawton, Edward Paul, Victoria Parker, Samantha Morton, Barry Zuckerman
Health care is undermined when patients don't receive the benefit of laws intended to address social determinants of health, such as housing and food. Medical-legal partnerships, which now exist in more than 200 clinical sites in the United States, integrate lawyers into health care to address legal problems that create and perpetuate poor health. This paper describes how such medical-legal partnerships can change clinical systems--for example, by adding legal form letters to electronic health records to help low-income patients rectify substandard housing conditions...
September 2010: Health Affairs
Roberta M Berry, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Paul A Lombardo, Jerri Nims Rooker, Jonathan Todres, Leslie E Wolf
This article reviews recent developments in health care law, focusing on the engagement of law as a partner in health care innovation. The article addresses: the history and contents of recent United States federal law restricting the use of genetic information by insurers and employers; the recent federal policy recommending routine HIV testing; the recent revision of federal policy regarding the funding of human embryonic stem cell research; the history, current status, and need for future attention to advance directives; the recent emergence of medical-legal partnerships and their benefits for patients; the obesity epidemic and its implications for the child's right to health under international conventions...
June 2010: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
Volker Hingst
Since 1 January 2001, German hospitals and establishments engaged in outpatient surgery are obliged to continually record and evaluate nosocomial infections and the emergence of nosocomial pathogens showing special resistance and multi-resistance profiles. A survey conducted among 164 hospitals revealed that 79 % of establishments already carried out separate surveillance and evaluation of postoperative wound infections, while 77 % also recorded nosocomial infections and 91 % recorded pathogens with special resistance and multi-resistance profiles...
2007: GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinär
S Marcel Frenkel
Marking the start of our 25th Anniversary Year, Marcel Frenkel, MD, MBA, Founder and Editor Emeritus of this Journal, returns with a prescription that has interest for all players in the healthcare system. Though he focuses on the costs of defensive medicine and malpractice litigation, he proposes a significant change in medicine's cultural approach that can bring universal rewards: empower the patient.
September 2009: Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM
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