Pressure on the emergency department : the expanding right to medical care.
Lack of a comprehensive health care system in the United States has resulted in a series of legal cases that have expanded the common-law right to care in the hospital emergency department, thereby bringing increased pressure on hospitals to provide care under an ever-widening variety of nonemergency conditions.
Health care legislation at the state and federal level during the 1980s expanded the concept of physician duty to include women in labor as well as any condition that could reasonably be expected to lead to serious impairment to bodily functions or serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Législation, Qualité, Urgence, Hôpital, Politique sanitaire, Système santé, Soin, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Legislation, Quality, Emergency, Hospital, Health policy, Health system, Care, Human, United States, North America, America, Public health organization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0075054
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.