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   2017| September  | Volume 10 | Issue 9  
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Law recognizes "Open Nursing Home" - Absence of a contract between admitting doctor and hospital remains a potential area of conflict

September 2017, 10(9):133-134
  386 8 -
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

September 2017, 10(9):136-137
  110 8 -
Prescription a "vital document" observes court - Patient's refusal to undergo angiography proved as it was recorded in the prescription

September 2017, 10(9):138-139
  86 6 -
Medical records must reflect/record the "true picture" - "Concealment of real facts also amounts to deficiency in service"

September 2017, 10(9):142-143
  72 8 -
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

September 2017, 10(9):140-141
  57 6 -
Delay/failure in giving consent - Is withdrawing from treatment or referring/transferring the patient to another doctor/hospital a viable option?

September 2017, 10(9):144-144
  41 8 -
Insurance cover of the hospital is separate from that of the owner-doctors

September 2017, 10(9):145-146
  33 5 -
Following one of the modes of treatment is "accepted medical practice" - This discretion is not available when there is only one mode of treatment

September 2017, 10(9):147-148
  23 5 -