The hospitals management team may need to spend time and money to inv and

The hospitals management team may need to spend time

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settlement. The hospital’s management team may need to spend time and money to inv and modify policies to minimize future errors. Cumulative errors could also affect the reputation and re-accreditation. Legislation The HEALTH Act of 2005 Passed into law, the HEALTH Act (or Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely He Act), places multiple limits on liability claims. The law caps noneconomic damages in malpractice suits at $250,000 for compensating patient injury, limits attorneys’ conting and requires a finding of malicious intent to support an award of punitive damages. Th exempts manufacturers and distributors of medical products from punitive damage aw U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the product (Jarred, 2018). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
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Also signed into law, this act establishes a voluntary, confidential reporting structure fo physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare professional and entities. This law renders r medical errors into confidential, privileged data and allows healthcare providers to rep medical errors under a “patient safety activity” umbrella that prohibits the information used in a civil action (i.e. liability case). All medical errors reported are covered by the not subject to subpoena, Freedom of Information Act request, or use in a disciplinary p (Jarred, 2018). The National Medical Error Disclosure and Compensation Act of 2005 Also known as the MEDiC Act, this bill was introduced in the Senate in September 20 Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) (Jarred, Designed to extend the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 and “prom culture of safety within hospitals, health systems, clinics, and other sites of healthcare, would establish a federal Office of Patient Safety and Health Care Quality to implemen oversee a new national patient safety database, as well as the MEDiC Program. This pr would provide funding to those healthcare providers with systems to disclose medical patients and offer fair compensation to patients if the provider is at fault. In reducing administrative and legal costs for medical malpractice claims, the MEDiC require participating medical liability insurance companies and healthcare providers to percentage of their savings toward reducing medical errors. The bill also requires that, extent possible, some of these cost savings be passed along to providers as lower malp insurance premiums (Jarred, 2018). Legislation addressing medical errors has been introduced in both houses of Congress. The Medical Errors Reduction Act of 2000 called for the implementation of 15 demons projects in order to determine optimal strategies for gathering medical error data and to the impact of mandatory and voluntary reporting mechanisms and public disclosure of The bill also called for demonstration projects to test technologic means of reducing th of errors (Kim, & Schulman, 2000).
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