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  1. Characteristics of potential plaintiffs in malpractice litigation.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To characterize patients calling plaintif attorneys'offices and claiming to have suffered injury caused by medical negligence.

    Design

    Telephone interviews with an inception cohort of callers to law firms with malpractice complaints before the callers talk to attorneys.

    Setting

    Six law offices in five states.

    Participants

    502 of 730 callers over 10 randomly selected days in 1991.

    Measurements

    Demographics of potential plaintifs, types of health care providers named by callers, factors prompting calls, economic and noneconomic motivations for claims, and disposition of claims.

    Results

    An average of 12 calls per office per day were received by law firms concerning malpractice complaints.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine légale, Procès, Malade, Relation médecin malade, Faute professionnelle, Médecin, Responsabilité professionnelle, Aspect médicolégal, Indemnité dédommagement, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legal medicine, Trial, Patient, Physician patient relation, Malpractice, Physician, Occupational responsibility, Forensic aspect, Indemnity, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0422454

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199406.