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Health law research and resources

  1. 1. Health Law Research and Resources Saskia Mehlhorn Visiting Foreign and International Law Librarian
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Health Law Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Resources </li></ul><ul><li>What not to use </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leading General Print Sources <ul><li>Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of Health Law </li></ul><ul><li>Health Law </li></ul><ul><li>Treatise on Health Care Law </li></ul>
  4. 4. BNA Health Law Reporter
  5. 5. WEX provided by Cornell University Law School
  6. 6. WEX provided by Cornell University Law School
  7. 7. American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  8. 8. State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section
  9. 9. Government Accountability Office Reports
  10. 10. Health Law Resources
  11. 11. Glossaries and Acronyms print and online <ul><li>Alternative medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary of Terms commonly used in Health Care. This glossary from 2004 by the Academy of Health is available as a free download and a valuable instrument for health law research </li></ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus offers an extensive Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare have an online library with a listing of health related acronyms </li></ul>
  12. 12. Commonly Used Health Care Terms
  13. 13. MedlinePlus
  14. 14. Acronym checker provided by the DHHS
  15. 15. Megaportals and Pathfinders <ul><li>http://www.hg.org/health-law.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.law.uh.edu/healthlaw/pathfinder/homepage.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://science.gov </li></ul>
  16. 16. Hieros Gamos
  17. 17. UHLC - Health Law & Policy Institute
  18. 19. Health Law Topical Sites <ul><li>MedlinePlus offers an excellent site of health topics </li></ul><ul><li>Same is true for Saint Louis University http://law.slu.edu/healthlaw/research/links/topical.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/ </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Lectric LawLibraries Lawcopedia Medical Malpractice Guide </li></ul>
  19. 20. Medline Plus – Health Topics
  20. 21. Center for Health Law Studies at SLU
  21. 22. HIPPA Guide
  22. 23. ‘ Lectric LawLibraries Lawcopedia ‘ Lectric LawLibraries Lawcopedia
  23. 24. Health Care Resources
  24. 25. For the non-specialist <ul><li>All major healthcare provider offer a health library on their website. Check out Methodist, Kelsey-Seybold, MD Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>MedicineNet has easy to read introductions to medical topics </li></ul><ul><li>Aetna IntelliHealth in addition offers information from Harvard Medical School and Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Medscape a part of WebMD Health Professional Network </li></ul>
  25. 26. Medicinenet
  26. 27. Aetna IntelliHealth
  27. 28. Medscape
  28. 29. Medical Literature <ul><ul><li>Medical Journals are available in print at the Health and Public Law Institute (New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pubmed.gov and PubMed Central (PMC) offer access to abstracts and free articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Medicine, the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, allows free access to many of its articles or abstracts </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. PubMed
  30. 31. PubMed Central
  31. 32. Academic Medicine
  32. 33. Bioethics <ul><li>AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS </li></ul><ul><li>NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, BIOETHICS RESEARCH </li></ul><ul><li>NATIONAL REFERENCE CENTER FOR BIOETHICS LITERATURE </li></ul><ul><li>PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON BIOETHICS </li></ul>
  33. 34. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BIOETHICS
  34. 35. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, BIOETHICS RESEARCH
  35. 36. NATIONAL REFERENCE CENTER FOR BIOETHICS LITERATURE
  36. 37. PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON BIOETHICS
  37. 38. Medical Images <ul><li>MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans are all medical images </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Images are available online </li></ul><ul><li>Great assortment is offered through the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the U. of Nebraska Medical Center </li></ul>
  38. 39. University of Nebraska Medical Center
  39. 40. Directories and Physicians Information <ul><li>National Health Information Center - A health information referral service </li></ul><ul><li>American Medical Association’s Doctor Finder </li></ul>
  40. 41. National Health Information Center
  41. 42. American Medical Association’s Doctor Finder
  42. 43. Medical Statistics <ul><li>National Center for Health Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services   </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics of the American Cancer Society  </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Abstract of the United States </li></ul>
  43. 44. National Center for Health Statistics
  44. 45. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  45. 46. Statistics of the American Cancer Society 
  46. 47. Statistical Abstract of the United States
  47. 48. Elder Law <ul><li>Elder law as a legal term covers an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population. </li></ul><ul><li>Websites offer assistance with all areas seniors are interested in </li></ul>
  48. 49. ElderLawAnswers
  49. 50. SeniorLaw
  50. 51. Elder Law
  51. 52. Consumer-Oriented sites <ul><li>Consumer oriented information is available especially on government websites </li></ul><ul><li>PubmedPlus has information about all available prescription (and most over-the counter) drugs available </li></ul>
  52. 53. PubmedPlus
  53. 54. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  54. 55. Be aware <ul><li>Web has many dubious sites by self-styled experts and advocates. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to check who provides the information. If in doubt don’t use it. </li></ul>

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