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Treatises, Textbooks, Reference and Encyclopedia
Call Number: K250:A56
Publication Date: 2004-10-28
This book provides an overview of leading issues relating to bioethics and human rights, and bioethics and health law.
Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell
Call Number: KF3821.Z9 H35 2011
Publication Date: 2011-06-29
Mark A. Hall, (2d ed., 1999), [KF3821 Z9 H35 1999] A very basic and concise overview of the field of health care law.
A casebook is usually intended to be the textbook for a law school course. It contains the author's commentary and extensive excerpts from important cases, relevant statutes, in addition to journal articles and other secondary sources. For research purposes, a casebook can be used for a general overview, and because the partial text of selected documents is reprinted, you can quickly get a sense of what are the most important issues in the field. In order to build on what you find in a casebook:
Although as a rule, DePaul’s Law library does not collect casebooks, some may have been donated by faculty members. Below is an example of a casebook related to health law currently available in the collection:
Health Law Practice Guide.
Call Number: KF3821 .H41
Publication Date: 2008
Four volume guide, organized into five categories:
1) Operational issues for healthcare facilities,
2) Patient care delivery issues,
3) Payment issues,
4) Transactions, and
5) Special legal concerns in the business environment.
Medicare and Medicaid Guide
Call Number: KF3608.A4M422
Publication Date: 1987
Volumes 1-3 provide explanations of Medicare Parts A and B, and Medicaid.
Volume 4 includes Medicaid state plan summaries, federal Medicare and Medicaid Laws (with Social Security Act and USC section cross-reference tables) and related laws.
Volume 5 reproduces federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
Volume 6 has all the current development materials: new reports and other documents, new PRRB and HCFA Administrator Decisions, HCFA Manual Revisions Transmittals, adopted regulations, proposed regulations, notices and other issuances published in the Federal Register. Updated weekly.
Health Care and Antitrust Law
Call Number: KF3825.M527
Publication Date: 1992-05-01
This resource analyzes the antitrust issues affecting doctors, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities, and most other health care providers. Volumes 1 and 2 analyze substantive laws, important cases, developments, and proposals. Volumes 3 and 4 compile forms, letters, opinions, and speeches from more than 30 different hard-to-find sources."
Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
Call Number: KF3821.P69
Publication Date: 2006-12-20
Although designed primarily as a handbook for healthcare administrators, this work offers lawyers a useful overview of the various areas of law which are important in counseling healthcare administrators, including torts, civil procedure, professional and corporate liability issues, consent, AIDS, etc. This book can provide lawyers with background on the complexities of health care administration and the responsibilities of healthcare professionals.
Regularly distributed publications which are generally about one main topic, in this instance health law and policy related issues.
Health Law & Business Library
o Health Care Fraud Report
o Health Care Policy Report
o Health Plan and Provider Report
o Medicare Report
Call Number: K8.E9
Publication Date: 1982
- a bi-monthly publication, also available through DePaul’s E-Journals and Hein-On-Line.
NBER Bulletin on Aging and Health
Publication Date: (Fall 2002- )
Summarizes selected Working Papers recently produced as part of the Bureau's program of research in aging and health economics. The Bulletin is intended to make preliminary research results available to economists and others for informational purposes and to stimulate discussion of working Papers before their final publication.
State Health Notes
Publication Date: 2003
An eight-page biweekly publication designed to deliver health information to state legislators and legislative staff. It offers a national perspective on healthcare issues as well as a network of established key policy contacts in all 50 states. It also offers timely news concerning new bills, laws, proposals and programs.
Medical dictionaries are obviously important for understanding medical terminology. They may also contain other useful information. Other well-respected medical dictionaries found in most medical and some other libraries include:
Academy Health Publications
AcademyHealth produces a wealth of publications that are relevant to health services researchers and health policymakers, ranging from newsletters to issue briefs to monographs and special reports. AcademyHealth's publications are key resources in several substantive areas, including health care financing and organization, purchasing, quality improvement, and rural, state, and international health policy.
Call Number: R. 611 G845g2005
Publication Date: c2005
There are several encyclopedias on health topics for consumers and /or patients (consult a large public library if you need one of these), but not many are used by experts.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Call Number: R. 616.003 G151o2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-12
A comprehensive five volume work with useful illustrations.
Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Call Number: 174.95703 E56p2003
Publication Date: 1905-06-01
A five volume set with comprehensive coverage of bioethics topics
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