Characteristics of potential plaintiffs in malpractice litigation.
To characterize patients calling plaintif attorneys'offices and claiming to have suffered injury caused by medical negligence.
Telephone interviews with an inception cohort of callers to law firms with malpractice complaints before the callers talk to attorneys.
Six law offices in five states.
502 of 730 callers over 10 randomly selected days in 1991.
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.
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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