30 May, 2016

Ampersand’s David A. Stephenson Q.C., – Legal Aspects of Virtual Fracture Clinics

Ampersand’s David A. Stephenson Q.C., is the joint author with Glasgow surgeons Paul Jenkins and Lech Rymaszewski of a medico-legal article in the current edition of the Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Legal Aspects of Virtual Fracture Clinics.

The paper explains and discusses the pioneering use by Glasgow Royal Infirmary of redesigned orthopaedic trauma outpatient services, and the adoption of a “virtual fracture clinic” model for patient diagnosis, assessment and treatment. The growing evidence base for the clinical safety and cost effectiveness of the model and the medico-legal aspects of this move away from traditional outpatient fracture clinic services are analysed and discussed.

The Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics is published by the British Orthopaedic Association, the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK.

The paper is open access and can be found at https://www.boa.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Legal-Aspects-of-Virtual-Fracture-Clinics.pdf

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