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Learning from litigation. The role of claims analysis in patient safety.

Abstract:

Claims for malpractice and medical negligence are a potentially important source of information on the causes of harm to patients and have provided valuable lessons in the past. However today, with many additional sources of information and methods of analysis, the role of claims analysis needs to be reappraised. We consider the role of claims analysis in relation to other methods of studying adverse outcomes, review previous studies of claims and summarize the findings of four recent British...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
Volume:
12
Issue:
6
Pages:
665-674
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-2753
ISSN:
1356-1294
URN:
uuid:d78ccc1d-32f2-4312-948c-0b1f6e068f69
Source identifiers:
450458
Local pid:
pubs:450458

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