Hospital Business Decisions: Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Physician Litigation

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Overview


Justin Uhlemann and Audrey Pumariega authored this bylined article on how the due process procedures of hospital medical staff bylaws may not apply to business-related decisions. The authors wrote, “Many courts have held that, unless the bylaws expressly state otherwise, a physician is not contractually entitled to due process procedures when a hospital business decision incidentally affects physician clinical privileges; other courts disagree,” increasing litigation risk.