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OST 149 (Medical Legal Issues)

Here you will find resources to help you with your course OST 149.

Search Examples

The terms listed below are meant to give you a starting point for searching the databases. Depending on your research topic, you may need to create your own search. Ask a librarian if you need help.



  • patient confidentiality
  • release of information
  • record retention
  • informed consent
  • authentication
  • computer security
  • liability
  • medical laws
  • medical legislation

Search examples:

  • medical records AND subpoena
  • health information AND security
  • information technology AND security
  • medical records AND liability
  • managed care plans AND legislation
  • (Medicare OR Medicaid) AND legislation
  • medical care AND legislation
  • hospitals AND legislation
  • health insurance AND legislation



  • nosology
  • codes
  • code numbers
  • medical coding
  • classification
  • ICD

Search examples:

  • disease AND classification
  • codes AND billing
  • coding AND reimbursement



  • reimbursement methodology
  • prospective payment
  • prospective payment systems
  • medical coding

Search examples:

  • coding AND reimbursement
  • reimbursement AND codes 
  • "prospective payment" AND coding


The library subscribes to many online databases. These databases include information from published sources such as books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. You will need to use your key account login to access these databases from off campus.

These databases include both scholarly and popular articles.