Directly observed therapy : Who is responsible ?
Care of the tuberculosis patients is ultimately the responsibility of the community's public health officer-an agent of the executive branch of govemment with the legal obligation to protect each citizen from lifethreatening communicable diseases.
Any physician electing to care for a tuberculosis patient becomes accountable for either directly administering each dose of medication to the patient, or assuring that treatment is provided through a competent and responsive health department.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Ethique, Responsabilité professionnelle, Observance thérapeutique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Ethics, Occupational responsibility, Treatment compliance
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0335912
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 12/09/1997.