Patient dumping and EMTALA: Past imperfect/future shock

Hyman, David A.
January 1998
Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine;Winter98, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
Presents an analysis of the original (anectodal) case for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Tenth anniversary of EMTALA; Overview of the provisions of EMTALA; Some of the prospects for EMTALA in light of changes in the health care marketplace; Concluding remarks based on the analysis.


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