The impact of litigation on the NHS and the British medical profession has been a matter of increasing concern since the mid-1980s.
There has been a series of reports, reviews and high-profile conferences deploring the increasing propensity of British patients to sue their doctors when medical treatment delivers an unexpected adverse outcome.
These are coupled with proposals to reform the systems of compensation and, sometimes, professional accountability in order to reduce the number of claims or, at least, their impact on doctors.
None of the proposed reforms has found favour with the Government, which introduced its own package in the form of NHS Indemnity in January 1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Faute professionnelle, Anesthésiste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Médecine légale, Indemnité dédommagement, Royaume Uni, Historique, Responsabilité professionnelle, Litige, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malpractice, Anesthesiologist, Health staff, Human, Legal medicine, Indemnity, United Kingdom, Case history, Occupational responsibility, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0494616
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199501.