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September 2017
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Page Nos. 133-148

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HTML if freeLaw recognizes "Open Nursing Home" - Absence of a contract between admitting doctor and hospital remains a potential area of conflict Highly accessed article p. 133
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Failure to inform the patient/attendants about a mishap/complication is per se negligence, even if the same may not be negligence or harmless to the patient p. 136
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Prescription a "vital document" observes court - Patient's refusal to undergo angiography proved as it was recorded in the prescription p. 138
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Patient deteriorating from a known complication due to "masterly inactivity of the doctor" - Doctrine of res ipsa loquitor (wrong is clear, needs no proof) applicable p. 140
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Medical records must reflect/record the "true picture" - "Concealment of real facts also amounts to deficiency in service" p. 142
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Delay/failure in giving consent - Is withdrawing from treatment or referring/transferring the patient to another doctor/hospital a viable option? p. 144
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Insurance cover of the hospital is separate from that of the owner-doctors p. 145
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Following one of the modes of treatment is "accepted medical practice" - This discretion is not available when there is only one mode of treatment p. 147
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