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Disclosing medical errors to patients: a status report in 2007.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature162184
Source
CMAJ. 2007 Jul 31;177(3):265-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-31-2007
Author
Wendy Levinson
Thomas H Gallagher
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. wendy.levinson@utoronto.ca
Source
CMAJ. 2007 Jul 31;177(3):265-7
Date
Jul-31-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Humans
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice - legislation & jurisprudence
Medical Errors - ethics - legislation & jurisprudence
Organizational Innovation
Physician's Practice Patterns - ethics - legislation & jurisprudence - organization & administration
Physician-Patient Relations - ethics
Societies, Medical
Truth Disclosure - ethics
Notes
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Comment In: CMAJ. 2007 Nov 6;177(10):123617984478
PubMed ID
17664451 View in PubMed
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Family sues after negligence settlement against MD goes unpaid.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature195303
Source
CMAJ. 2001 Mar 6;164(5):677
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-6-2001

The influence of motor vehicle legislation on injury claim incidence.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature176389
Source
Can J Public Health. 2005 Jan-Feb;96(1):65-8
Publication Type
Article
Author
Mark Lemstra
W P Olszynski
Author Affiliation
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8.
Source
Can J Public Health. 2005 Jan-Feb;96(1):65-8
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Traffic - economics - statistics & numerical data
Automobile Driving - legislation & jurisprudence
Canada - epidemiology
Humans
Insurance Claim Reporting - statistics & numerical data
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence - utilization
Wounds and Injuries - economics - epidemiology
Abstract
Although there have been numerous strategies to prevent motor vehicle collisions and their subsequent injuries, few have been effective in preventing motor vehicle injury claims. In this paper, we examine the role of legislation and compensation system in altering injury claim incidence.
The population base for our natural experiment was all Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and Quebec residents who submitted personal injury claims to their respective motor vehicle insurance provider from 1990 to 1999. The provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba switched from Tort to pure No-Fault insurance on January 1, 1995 and on March 1, 1994 respectively. British Columbia maintained tort insurance and Quebec maintained pure no-fault insurance throughout the entire 10-year period.
The conversion from tort insurance to pure no-fault motor vehicle insurance resulted in a five-year 31% (RR = 0.69; 95% CI 0.68-0.70) reduction in total injury claims per 100,000 residents in Saskatchewan and a five-year 43% (RR = 0.57; 95% CI 0.56-0.58) reduction in Manitoba. At the same time, the province of British Columbia retained tort insurance and had a five-year 5% reduction (RR = 0.95; 95% CI 0.94-0.99). Quebec, which retained pure no-fault throughout the entire 10-year period, had less than one third of the injury claims per 100,000 residents than the tort province of British Columbia.
The conversion from tort to pure no-fault legislation has a large influence in reducing motor vehicle injury claim incidence in Canada. Legislative system and injury compensation scheme have an observable impact on injury claim incidence and can therefore have significant impact on the health care system.
PubMed ID
15682700 View in PubMed
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Legal aspects of cases of medical malpractice in Denmark.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature222321
Source
Med Law. 1993;12(6-8):617-25
Publication Type
Article
Date
1993
Author
E. Segest
Source
Med Law. 1993;12(6-8):617-25
Date
1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude to Health
Data Collection
Denmark
Humans
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice - legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Advocacy - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
A survey has been carried out of court rulings during the last decade in cases regarding patients' complaints about alleged medical malpractice. The character of the cases is described, both penal code/disciplinary cases and cases regarding compensation. A number of main themes is evaluated: the availability of case records to the patient; the possibility for patients to choose medical advisers; the lessening of the burden on patients to prove that physicians have been negligent; and the relaxation of the burden on patients to prove causality between the injury and the medical treatment given. These main themes are evaluated over time. The investigation should be seen in the light of the fact that Denmark has recently introduced a patient insurance scheme, and the study will be the starting point for a later evaluation of the importance of this scheme, with particular reference to an improvement in patients' rights.
PubMed ID
8183069 View in PubMed
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Medical malpractice reform: the current proposals.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature215417
Source
J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Apr;10(4):211-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-1995
Author
T A Brennan
M. Rosenthal
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Source
J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Apr;10(4):211-8
Date
Apr-1995
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Defensive Medicine
Humans
Iatrogenic Disease - prevention & control
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice - legislation & jurisprudence
Physician-Patient Relations
Sweden
United States
PubMed ID
7790983 View in PubMed
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More compensation in Finland for nuclear accident victims.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature235563
Source
Nature. 1987 Feb 19-25;325(6106):654
Publication Type
Article

[Positive experiences in Scandinavian patient insurance].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature216395
Source
Nord Med. 1995;110(6-7):176-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
1995
Author
E. Oldinger
Source
Nord Med. 1995;110(6-7):176-9
Date
1995
Language
Swedish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Clinical Competence
Denmark
Finland
Humans
Iatrogenic Disease
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence
Malpractice - economics
Norway
Scandinavia
Abstract
Voluntary insurance for the compensation of patients for damage sustained in health care was introduced in Sweden 20 years ago and similar systems exist in Finland, Denmark and Norway. This type of insurance is, or is in the process of becoming, statutory. The basic principle is that the apportioning of blame to any individual(s) is not a prerequisite for compensation to be paid out for injury sustained by a patient. Owing to hospital proprietors and care givers having taken out patient insurance policies with approved insurance companies, it has been possible for damages to be compensated in accordance with current insurance norms and the frequency of lawsuits arising from injury sustained in health care has been minimised. This type of insurance is universally accepted, and has often enabled unfortunate confrontations between doctors and patients to be avoided.
PubMed ID
7784160 View in PubMed
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Prevention of patient injuries: the Finnish patient insurance scheme.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature179130
Source
Med Law. 2004;23(2):251-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
Author
Martti Mikkonen
Author Affiliation
Finnish Patient Insurance Centre, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
Med Law. 2004;23(2):251-7
Date
2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Compensation and Redress - legislation & jurisprudence
Delivery of Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence
Finland
Humans
Insurance, Liability - legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Care - standards
Quality Assurance, Health Care - legislation & jurisprudence - standards
Risk Management
Wounds and injuries - prevention & control
Abstract
Injuries sustained by patients in connection with health care or medical treatment in Finland are compensated for as provided in the Patient Injuries Act, which came into force on 1 May 1987. Between 1987 and 2003, a total of 95,411 claims were made to the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre, the body in charge of the claims handling. Every third claim qualified as a patient injury. In my presentation I will focus on examining how the 17 years' claims statistics are used for the prevention of patient injuries and for the improvement of health care quality control. While the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre considers injury prevention as an important issue, the significance of this work has also been widely discussed in public. Injury prevention is a common cause and a goal sought by all providers of health care and medical treatment. This preventive work is clearly linked to the development and management of the policyholders' quality control systems. Successful prevention work requires the creation of feedback systems, cooperation networks and increased interaction to ensure that all parties will be able to participate and commit themselves to the targets. The Finnish Patient Insurance Centre has upgraded information services and increased training e.g. by launching a wide training programme tailored to individual policyholders. By using the experience gained over the years, patient injuries can be prevented. This in turn reduces human suffering and results in increased patient satisfaction in the long run. Taking up issues in the workplace with an open and thorough approach also helps foster a positive workplace climate. From an economical point of view, insurance premiums are thus kept under better control, because premiums charged on public sector policies are fully experience-rated.
PubMed ID
15270468 View in PubMed
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