Andrés Santiago-Sáez

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OBJECTIVES Although the safety of patients has been one of the inherent concerns of dental practice, but because the proposals made in the field of dentistry are few and improperly structured, this paper constitutes an attempt to present a proposal titled "Plan for Dental Health Care Risk Management, " promoted by the General Council of Dentists of Spain,(More)
The authors propose a new checklist model adapted for ambulatory oral surgery procedures based on the 'surgical checklist' proposed by the WHO. The proposed document contains 18 items divided into two sets: those that must be verified before beginning surgery and those that must be verified after its completion, but prior to the patient's departure from the(More)
INTRODUCTION The effort to increase patient safety has become one of the main focal points of all health care professions, despite the fact that, in the field of dentistry, initiatives have come late and been less ambitious. The main objective of patient safety is to avoid preventable adverse events to the greatest extent possible and to limit the negative(More)
OBJECTIVES Dentistry, like all other health care professions, has in recent years been subjected to an increase in legal pressure by patients. Nevertheless, there are areas of activity in dentistry in which, whether because of their frequency or due to the importance of the damage and sequelae claimed, this legal pressure is greater. Amongst these areas of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery is one of the specialities with most complaints due to its scope and complexity. The aim of this study is to determine the characteristics of the complaints made against medical specialists in Traumatology, taking into account those variables that might have an influence both on the presenting(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of childhood history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a sample of prison inmates. This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study, which consisted of a sample of 100 inmates from penitentiary centers in Madrid. The instruments used were the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS), the(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the consequences of a judicial claim on the private life and professional practice of affected doctors. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed on the basis of 169 surveys filled out by physicians subjected to a lawsuit in Spain in the period including 2002-2005. RESULTS The claim produced a bad or(More)
OBJECTIVES On the basis of the "Surgical Checklist" proposed by the WHO, we propose a new Checklist model adapted to the procedures of endodontic treatment. STUDY DESIGN The proposed document contains 21 items which are broken down into two groups: those which must be verified before beginning the treatment, and those which must be verified after(More)
OBJECTIVES With the aim of identifying the factors related to sentences against neurosurgeons, we have analyzed all the sentences issued in the second court of justice in Spain against neurosurgeons in the period from 1995 to 2007. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of a total of 1899 sentences of the second or last appeal, during the period from 1995 to 2007 issued in(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the sentences due to loss of chance that were passed by the Contentious-Administrative Court (i.e., in public medicine), in which both the origin of the disease to be treated and the damages were neurological. METHODS We analysed the 90 sentences concerning neurological conditions that referred to the concept of loss of chance that(More)