A federal statute governing the transfer of indigent patients from Medicare-enrolled hospitals was first enacted in 1986.
Review of the statutory and other legal controls over interhospital transfers is precipitated by its recent amendment and the fining of a Texas physician for transferring a high-risk obstetric patient without following the statutory guidelines.
These events are part of a pattern of increasing regulation of the practice of medicine.
Physicians and hospital administrators responsible for hospital transfer policies should be aware of regulatory developments.
Hospitals contemplating transfer of patients must develop transfer policies that comply with governing law, including state law.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation hospitalière, Aspect médicolégal, Transfert, Malade, Hôpital, Transport sanitaire, Etats Unis, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Hospital organization, Forensic aspect, Transfer, Patient, Hospital, Medical transport, United States, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0549924
Code Inist : 002B30D. Création : 199406.