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Medicolegal encounters in Canadian radiology.
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PMID:  2207786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Canadian radiologists interacted with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) on 455 occasions between January 1983 and December 1987. The authors have reviewed and categorized these encounters: 55% were a direct result of a lawsuit against an individual radiologist; 28% were initiated by a radiologist who was seeking advice from the CMPA; 7% were requests by the radiologists for help in dealing with a complaint before a provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons. The 55% of encounters resulting in lawsuits are analysed in detail. They fell into four major categories: diagnostic errors (40%); complications of radiologic procedures (33%); patient injuries in a department of radiology (7%); and miscellaneous (20%). In addition to the categorization of cases, the authors make some generalizations about the costs of lawsuits against radiologists in Canada and present some illustrative case histories.
H F Morrish; O J Messenger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0846-5371     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-20     Completed Date:  1990-11-20     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812910     Medline TA:  Can Assoc Radiol J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Calgary, Alberta.
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MeSH Terms
Defensive Medicine*
Liability, Legal*
Radiology / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards

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