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Legal Essentials in Health Care Administration is a distillation of the most important topics from the widely popular Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration by the same author.
Using reader-friendly, jargon-free language, this text unravels the complexities of the legal system in health care and provides the reader with a strong foundation in health law. Readers will gain a solid understanding of what steps providers of care, legislative bodies, patients, patients’ families, and patient advocates can take to help prevent the wide variety of harmful events that are involved in health care.
This book is a sound reference for anyone who wishes to become more informed about how the law, ethics, and health care intersect.
- Actual court cases, state and federal statutes, and common-law principles are examined.
- A historical perspective on the development of hospitals, illustrating both their progress and failures through the centuries.
- A broad discussion of the legal system, including the sources of law and government organization.
- A basic review of tort law, criminal issues, contracts, civil procedure and trial practice, and a wide range of real-life legal and ethical dilemmas that caregivers have faced as they wound their way through the courts.
- An overview of various ways to improve the quality and delivery of health care.
George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE
George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE
George Pozgar received his BA from Barrington College, now the United College of Gordon and Barrington, Wenham, MA, and his MBA in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Mr. Pozgar is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Pozgar is presently an author, speaker, and consultant. He was certified as a surveyor for the Joint Commission and has surveyed and consulted at more than 1,000 hospitals and ambulatory sites throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He was a corporate consultant for the St. Barnabas Health Care System in New Jersey; Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Episcopal Health Services in Hempstead, New York; Administrator at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Smithtown, New York; Assistant Administrator at Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York; Administrative Resident, Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida; Administrative Clerk at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.; and Research Assistant/Summer Intern for Booz, Allen and Hamilton Management Consultants, Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Pozgar was previously an instructor at the New School for Social Research, St. Joseph’s College, St. Francis College, and Molloy College in NY; on-site Faculty Member/Residency Preceptor for the George Washington University and Preceptor for a Brown University summer internship program; and, Seminar Instructor for C.W. Post College/Long Island University and the National Association of Medical Staff. Mr. Pozgar was also a consultant on a series of innovative experiential health law learning videos called Learnscapes in partnership with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Toolwire.
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