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To demonstrate the substantial litigious risks associated with vasectomy, a common urological procedure. We examined the risk factors and types of negligence involved in vasectomy cases that go to trial and their associated outcomes.
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During 2000-2017, a total of 170,878 active component service members underwent a first-occurring vasectomy, for a crude overall incidence rate of 8.6 cases per 1,000 person-years (p-yrs). The most co...
The ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial compared alirocumab with placebo, added to high-intensity or maximum tolerated statin treatment, after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in 18,924 patients. Alirocumab reduced t...
A video and medical data recorder in the operating theatre is possible, but concerns over privacy, data use and litigation have limited widespread implementation. The literature on legal consideration...
Orthopedic surgeons frequently encounter medical malpractice claims. The purpose of this study was to assess trends and risk factors in lawsuits brought against orthopedic surgeons using a national le...
"The urologist and patient, with the cooperation of the laboratory performing the sperm counts, can determine within a few days after operation that aspermia has been produced and that the procedure h...
This study will be a randomized, controlled multicenter trial, conducted jointly by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and Family Health International, which will compare th...
The purpose of this research study is to study an experimental vasectomy device called the Vas-X. This is an experimental study of this new approach to vasectomy.
This study compares auricular (ear) acupuncture and body acupuncture (Koffman protocol) versus clinic standardized pre-vasectomy medications to determine which has better outcomes at impro...
The investigators hypothesize that by adding a patient screening and physician alerting module to a computer-based decision support system, the investigators can improve the detection and ...
The aim of this study is to test whether participation of low-income patients with health-harming legal needs (HHLNs) in a medical legal partnership (MLP) results in improved mental health...
Review of the medical necessity of hospital or other health facility admissions, upon or within a short time following an admission, and periodic review of services provided during the course of treatment.
Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.
Trial that aims to show a new treatment is no better and no worse than the standard treatment.