The doctor-patient relationship and malpractice. Lessons from plaintiff depositions.

@article{Beckman1994TheDR,
  title={The doctor-patient relationship and malpractice. Lessons from plaintiff depositions.},
  author={Howard B Beckman and Kathryn M. Markakis and Anthony L. Suchman and Richard M. Frankel},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={154 12},
  pages={1365-70}
}
BACKGROUND The current literature does not provide an answer to the question, "What prompts patients to sue doctors or hospitals?" Not all adverse outcomes result in suits, and threatened suits do not always involve adverse outcomes. The exploration of other factors has been hampered by the lack of a methodology to contact plaintiffs and elicit their views about their experience in delivered health care. This study employed the transcripts of discovery depositions of plaintiffs as a source of… CONTINUE READING