Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Medicare never events policy and the new legal standard

Several months ago, on two occasions, I blogged that Medicare’s never events policy will expand the legal doctrine of res ipsa loquitur to all sorts of unavoidable outcomes in hospitalized patients, and will shift the burden of proof in many cases. Well, it looks as though one of the legal experts writing in the most recent issue of The Hospitalist agrees with me.

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