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  1. Full-time attending physician coverage in a pediatric emergency department : effect on risk management.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the effect on risk management of full-time attending physician coverage in a pediatric emergency department.


    Retrospective, with data collected through a review of malpractice cases from August 1,1984 through July 31,1990.


    Large urban teaching hospital's pediatric emergency department.


    Malpractice cases from August 1,1984 to July 31,1987, when there was part-time attending physician coverage, were compared with those of 1987 through 1990, when full-time attending physician coverage was instituted.

    Medical records from the pediatric emergency department, subsequent hospital records, and abstracts of claims were reviewed.

    Disbursements and the types of lawsuits were also analyzed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude statistique, Enfant, Homme, Spécialité médicale, Pédiatrie, Urgence, Service santé, Faute professionnelle, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Aspect juridique, Milieu urbain, Centre hospitalier universitaire, Analyse risque, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Statistical study, Child, Human, Medical specialty, Pediatrics, Emergency, Health service, Malpractice, Physician, Health staff, Legal aspect, Urban environment, Teaching hospital, Risk analysis, Florida, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 94-0505699

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199501.