Blumstein, James F.
January 2004
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Winter2004, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
Focuses on the involvement of health law with medical care in the U.S. Details on the issues of medical malpractice from a forensics perspective; Changes in the discipline of health law; Role of economics in medical care decision-making.


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