Evidence-Based Neuroimaging in Medical-Legal Cases and its Developing Role

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Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)

Abstract

Claims in the USA from state and federal courts under theories of medical malpractice, products liability, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) [1], Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) [2], and the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act (ERISA) [3] are substantial. A recent study estimates the annual medical liability system costs the USA $55.6 billion in 2008 dollars, of which approximately 80 % ($45.59 billion) is attributable to defensive medicine [4].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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