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  • Both Symptom and Disease: Relating Medical Malpractice to Health-Care Costs. [Journal Article]
    Forum Health Econ Policy 2012; 15(3):83-106Sage WM
  • Tort reformers blame the high cost of American health care on defensive responses to rampant medical malpractice litigation. Defenders of the tort system counter that holding health care providers liable for negligence improves safety and ensures compensation for injury. The relationship between medical malpractice and health care expenditures is more complex than either of these positions reflec…
  • Systematic Review of Malpractice Litigation in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Stroke. [Journal Article]
    Stroke 2019; :STROKEAHA119025352Haslett JJ, Genadry L, … Kellner CP
  • Background and Purpose- The emergency management of stroke is complex and highly time-sensitive. Recent landmark trials demonstrating the strong benefit of thrombectomy have led to rapid change in stroke management. This article reviews a large number of medical malpractice lawsuits related to the emergency management of stroke to characterize factors involved in these lawsuits. Methods- Three la…
  • Common Reasons for Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis. [Journal Article]
    J Surg Res 2019; 245:212-216Wilson E, Phair J, … Koleilat I
  • CONCLUSIONS: The most frequently cited negligent act was the failure to give prophylactic anticoagulation, even after discharge. The trends noted in this study may potentially be addressed and therefore prevented by systems-based practice changes. The most common allegation, "failure to diagnose and treat," suggests that first-contact doctors such as emergency physicians and primary care practitioners must maintain a high index of suspicion for deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism.
  • First report of Cryptosporidium sp. infection in sheep population of Ladakh, India. [Journal Article]
    J Parasit Dis 2019; 43(3):513-516Bhat AM, Malik HU, … Singh SV
  • Ladakh is the high altitude (11,184 ft above sea level) cold desert region in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (India), where winter temperature goes below - 35 °C. A total of 37 faecal samples were collected from local Changthangi and Russian merino sheep of the Leh region of Ladakh, having the history of diarrhoea and emaciation, followed by death. Of the 37 samples collected, 20 (54.05%) showed pr…
  • Defensive medicine: Sword of Damocles. [Journal Article]
    Natl Med J India 2018 Nov-Dec; 31(6):364-365Dudeja S, Dhirar N
  • Defensive medicine is the deliberate departure by doctors from standard operating procedures with a view to safeguard themselves against possible medical malpractice litigation. It is on the rise in both developed and developing nations and across all fields of medicine. Different aspects of this practice are evident and many new are unfolding by the day. It is silently encroaching on the healthc…
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