Over the last two decades, medical services in Saudi Arabia have witnessed a great improvement due to excellent primary health care programs, well-equipped hospitals, and a thriving private sector.
Increased public awareness regarding health matters and concern over quality of care have increased the number of formal complaints against physicians.
To keep up with such developments, it was found necessary to formulate local regulations for the practice of medicine and appoint a number of medico-legal committees to look into such complaints.
This article explains some of the relevant rules and how these committees work.
Finally, a set of useful guidelines are offered to help physicians in their daily work.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Aspect juridique, Pratique professionnelle, Médecine, Faute professionnelle, Homme, Rôle professionnel, Arabie Saoudite, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, Legal aspect, Professional practice, Medicine, Malpractice, Human, Occupational role, Saudi Arabia, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0212504
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199608.