Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics, Economics of Healthcare
Legal medicine and medical ethics are taught in yearly programs by staff from the risk management section of Yale-New Haven Hospital and ethicists from the Yale University School of Medicine as part of our core curriculum. Discussions regarding ethics are encouraged and integrated informally through faculty/resident interactions on an almost daily basis.
Health economics and cost containment are addressed in our core curriculum series by visiting speakers. These conferences traditionally generate substantial discussion and provide residents with new insights for the practice of cost effective quality care. In addition, the hospital is developing a generic program in ethics and medicolegal issues.