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Swedish malpractice reports and convictions.

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Source
Qual Assur Health Care. 1990;2(3-4):329-34
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
1990
Author
M. Kriisa
Author Affiliation
Kronan Primary Health Care Center, Sundbyberg, Sweden.
Source
Qual Assur Health Care. 1990;2(3-4):329-34
Date
1990
Language
English
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Diagnostic Errors
Employee Discipline
Female
Humans
Infant
Liability, Legal
Male
Malpractice - legislation & jurisprudence - statistics & numerical data
Medication Errors - statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Nurses - standards
Physicians - standards
Primary Health Care - standards
Quality Assurance, Health Care - organization & administration
Social Control, Formal
Sweden
Abstract
The Swedish system, with the Board of Health and Welfare as supervisor, and Medical Board of Responsibility gives both authorities and patients the opportunity to file reports demanding disciplinary action where an error is perceived to have been committed. A total of 184 primary care complaints, involving 230 staff of which 170 were physicians and 42 nurses, were reviewed. Complaints were made by patients or parents in 73% and by the Board of Health in 14%. Handling took up to 4 years. Erroneous or delayed diagnosis was the cause in 58%, erroneous medication in 11%, rudeness in 14%. Of the 230 staff reported, 23 received warnings and 19 reprimands.
PubMed ID
1983253 View in PubMed
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