physician-patient relationship

physician-patient relationship

A formal or inferred relationship between a physician and a patient, which is established once the physician assumes or undertakes the medical care or treatment of a patient. A physician-patient relationship is assumed to have been created in certain situations (e.g., when a patient is seen in a physician’s (private) office), but is not assumed to exist in others (e.g., when a doctor performs a physical examination as a health screening procedure).

physician-patient relationship

Medical malpractice A formal or inferred relationship between a physician and a Pt, which is established once the physician assumes or undertakes the medical care or treatment of a Pt; the establishment of a PPR is 'automatic' in certain situations–eg, in the physician's private office, but in others–eg, physical exam as a health screening procedure, it cannot be assumed to exist. See Abandonment, Doctor-Pt interaction.
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This book does not attempt to cover all of healthcare law in this country, but rather focuses on the laws affecting the patient-physician relationship over three parts devoted to the medical profession, the physician-patient relationship, and the physician in relation to the healthcare system.
Marc Triola of New York University maintains that the growing reach of health care technology presents both challenges and opportunities for the physician-patient relationship.
Regarding it as an intrusion into the physician-patient relationship, pediatricians in the state, backed by medical societies, sued to block the law, and it was initially struck down.
10),(11) A physician-patient relationship forms when the physician takes some implied or affirmative action to treat, see, examine, care for, or offer a diagnosis to the patient, (9),(12),(13) such as:
Traditionally, much of the legal literature regarding the application of liability to physicians performing consultations has involved whether or not a physician-patient relationship had been formed by the consultation.
Physician-Patient Relationship--Reform initiatives must preserve the inviolability of the physician-patient relationship.
Then she surveys legal aspects of the medical profession, the physician-patient relationship, and the physician in relation to the health care system.
The protocol, which is binding for all employees of PHI, lays down the overall relationship of health workers and health functioning within the institution, and its purpose is to raise the level of responsiveness and improve the treatment of patients with emphasis on the physician-patient relationship among physicians in the institution, and defining the attitude of patient-doctor.
In a report on the "State of the Nation's Health Care," ACP officials outlined a series of policy recommendations aimed at reducing the regulatory requirements that they said get in the way of the physician-patient relationship.
However alternatively, she contended that the trial court erred in instructing the jury on when a physician-patient relationship will arise and also 0n permitting a defendant to impeach her witnesses based on the covenants that either they or their employer entered.
There is a considerable literature examining different possible models for the physician-patient relationship, and while that work is valuable, it is also valuable to be reminded of the limits of models.
In ancient Egypt, the physician-patient relationship was subject to the decisions made by the clergy, who represented their patients before the gods, within a medical practice based on magic and mysticism, i.

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