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A Potentially Serious Threat to the Use of Practice Guidelines to Help Establish the Standard of Care
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Maxwell J. Mehlman, J.D.

Mr. Mehlman reports no commercial conflict of interest.


Release Date: 10/30/2000
Termination Date: 10/30/2003

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the potential role of practice guidelines in medical malpractice cases
  • Describe the legal objection to "hearsay" evidence and the "learned treatise" exception
  • Discuss a new development that may undermine the ability of practice guidelines to establish the appropriate legal standard of care.

 
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