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PHYSICIAN. One lawfully engaged in the practice of medicine.
     2. A physician in England cannot recover for fees, as his practice is altogether honorary. Peake C. N. P. 96, 123; 4 T. R. 317.
     3. But in Pennsylvania, and perhaps in all the United States, he may recover for his services. 5 Serg. & Rawle, 416. The law implies, therefore, a contract on the part of a medical man, as well as those of other professions, to discharge their duty in a skillful and attentive manner; and the law will redress the party injured by their neglect or ignorance. 1 Saund. 312, R; 1 Ld. Raym. 213; 2 Wils. 359; 8 East, 348.
     4. They are sometimes answerable criminally for mala praxis. (q.v.) 2 Russ. on Cr. 288; Ayl. Pand. 213; Com. Dig. h.t. Vin. Ab. h.t.

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If those qualities are present, success is likely regardless of the number of patients to whom he or she provides attending physician services.
He will also look for errors or omissions on charts, failure to inform the attending physician, chart entries made long after a particular incident occurred, and failure to update or follow the resident's care plan.
The course recommendered by a medical consultant can be set aside by an attending physician who does not wish to follow it; he or she will feel free to justify this decision in the progress notes.
THE DEFENSE The attending physician claimed that he wasn't required to come to the hospital for 24 hours after the patient was admitted and that the resident didn't provide him with information that would have prompted him to come in and examine the patient.
Doctor's defense According to the nurse, attending physician, and resident, fetal hypoxia was not evident, and the problems were caused by the anesthesiologist.
* The attending physician remembers the patient has a history of a non-functional heart murmur.
Practices by the attending physician staff that were never subject to management scrutiny before, such as reliance on the local emergency room at night and on weekends, standing orders for therapeutic diets, or care routines that are more rote than reasoned, may need to be reevaluated.
Study variables included patient and attending physician demographics, length of stay in hospital before geriatric consultation, status of patient on discharge, level of expertise of consultant, number of diagnoses per patient, and types and number of recommendations per patient made by consultant and acted upon by attending physicians.
Police rushed the victim to the Margosatubig Regional Hospital where the attending physician declared him dead on arrival.
Front Row, from left to right: Fiona Ihde, Glen Ridge, NJ; Claudia Bardellini, Fair Lawn, NJ; Samantha Medeiros, Fairfield, NJ; Andrew Capone, Wayne, NJ; Richard Nierenberg, M.D., senior attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center; Mark D.
The attending physician at the school referred the patient for orthopedic evaluation and x-ray.
The bill contains numerous safeguards and procedures to ensure the integrity and safety of the process, including: a patient must have a prognosis of six months or less to live in order to request and be prescribed medication under the bill; the bill defines a "terminal disease" as an irreversible disease that has been medically confirmed and will result in a patient's death within six months; it would cover: 1) an adult resident of New Jersey, 2) who is capable and has been determined by the patient's attending physician and consulting physician to be suffering from a terminal disease, and 3) has voluntarily expressed a wish to die.