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A summons and complaint was received involving a patient who died as a result of an adverse patient event. The risk professional remembers the event and how upset the involved practitioner was when it happened. Which of the following would be the next best step for the risk professional?
A. Send a letter to
A 50-year-old school teacher is brought to the hospital to rule out metastatic disease. She has a history of breast cancer, but chose not to undergo a round of chemotherapy at the time of her diagnosis four years prior to this admission. During this hospitalization she is given five doses of an anticoagulant in error. She begins to have seizures, and a CT scan reveals bleeding in her brain. The physicians who are independent employees, nurses and pharmacists do not discover
the error until it is picked up on a routine pharmacy audit. The patient’s family is told of the error, and the patient dies in the ICU two weeks following the last dose of the anticoagulant. Autopsy reveals metastatic disease to her brain contributed to her bleeding. In the above case, the most applicable legal term that
1. Res ipsa loquicor
2. Ostensible agency
3. Respondeat superior
4. Corporate negligence
Stark law violations, qui tam lawsuits, and suspected fraud and abuse are best addressed by the
Which of the following is a psychiatric hospital’s obligation, under EMTALA?
The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) requires which of the following from medical malpractice payers?
An OB/GYN physician practice submits a proposal for a study to improve fetal lung maturity and the proposal was approved by the intuitional review board (IRB). Two months into the study the principle investigator (PI) decides to alter the drug administration regimen. The IRB has a backlog of proposals and the PI foresees the revised proposal not being evaluated for months. The investigator should first:
Medicare Conditions of Participation patient rights require hospitals to report which of the following?
The Joint Commission standards require Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) processes include monitoring techniques that
Which of the following are examples of advance medical directives?
1. Living will
2. Durable power of attorney for health are
3. Physician’s do not resuscitate (DNR) order
4. Legal guardianship papers
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If a physician purchase a malpractice insurance policy with SIR $100,000 per incident and $300,000 in aggregate. The policy limit is $1 million per incident and $5 million aggregate. The company shifts a risk of $4 million to reinsurer. The primary insurer will carry a risk of $ million. If the first claim is settled with $300,000, the SIR will cover $ , the primary insurer will cover $ . If the second claim is settled for $1,100,000 , the SIR will cover $ , the primary insurer will cover $ , the reinsurer will cover $ .