0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Medical Malpractice: Solving the Crisis

Sara C. Charles, MD
JAMA. 1990;264(4):528. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450040126049.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

This small book is another attempt by a deeply committed, practicing physician to "take a crack" at the seemingly insurmountable problem of medical malpractice litigation.

The author, an emergency medicine physician, tells us that he is taking us on "a journey" that will hopefully shed light on and deepen our understanding of the current crisis affecting both doctors and their patients. He is an engaging writer, moving us swiftly through his burgeoning interest in medicine, the decisive role of his Vietnam experiences in choosing a medical career, and his rationale for choice of specialty.

All goes well until nine years into his career, when the medical records of a patient he has treated are "pulled." He is shaken by the potential of litigation, and his career takes on new meaning. Although the case eventually evaporated, his interest in litigation did not. He writes an article on the subject for Newsweek

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();