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Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1984 Jul 7;289(6436):66-8.

The duty of care: medical negligence.

Abstract

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This tenth article in a series on National Health Service administration and management reviews the current status of malpractice/negligence law in Great Britain. Among the topics discussed are the liability concerns of administrative units within the NHS; recent decisions in English negligence cases involving questions of established practice, informed consent, legal responsibility of employers, supervisors, and subordinates, and potential liability for lack of medical resources; and the best way of managing civil actions for compensation following medical accidents.

PMID:
6428668
PMCID:
PMC1442070
DOI:
10.1136/bmj.289.6436.66
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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