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.