Risk and medical-legal conflict in hospital emergency department practice: The perspective of medical forensics

Dolors Giménez Pérez, J. Ignasi Galtés Vicente, María Luisa Iglesias Lepine

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Abstract

Hospital emergency department practice gives rise to special concerns that differ from those of practice in other sections of the hospital. This review aims to inform emergency physicians about the most common conflicts that arise from the perspective of legal and forensic medicine. The scope of the review encompasses diagnostic error, confidentiality, relations with the courts and legal authorities, and the documentation that accompanies transfer of a cadaver.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
JournalEmergencias
Volume24
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Cadaver
  • Confidentiality
  • Medical certificates
  • Medical history
  • Professional liability

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