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  1. The doctor-patient relationship and malpractice : lessons from plaintiff depositions.

    Article - En anglais


    The current literature does not provide an answer to the question, « What prompts patients to sue doctors or hospitals ? » Not all adverse outcomes result in suits, and threatened suits do not always involve adverse outcomes.

    The exploration of other factors has been hampered by the lack of a methodology to contact plaintiffs and elicit their views about their experience in delivered health care.

    This study employed the transcripts of discovery depositions of plaintiffs as a source of insight into the issues that prompted individuals to file a malpractice claim.


    This study is a descriptive series review of a convenience sample of 45 plaintiffs'depositions selected randomly from 67 depositions made available from settled malpractice suits filed between 1985 and 1987 against a large metropolitan medical center.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Faute professionnelle, Relation médecin malade, Médecine légale, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malpractice, Physician patient relation, Legal medicine, Human

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

    Cote : 94-0680592

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.