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Complaints against family physicians submitted to disciplinary tribunals in the Netherlands: Lessons for patient safety

Gaal, Sander; Hartman, Chantal; Giesen, Paul; Van Weel, Chris; Verstappen, Wim; Wensing, Michel

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PURPOSE We analyzed the disciplinary law verdicts concerning family physicians, submitted to the Dutch disciplinary law system, to identify domains of high risk of harm for patients in family practice. METHODS The Dutch disciplinary law system offers patients the opportunity to file complaints against physicians outside a legal malpractice system, without possibility of financial compensation in case of verdicts in which the physician was found to be at fault. We performed an analysis of 250...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80694
Source: Annals of Family Medicine
DOI: 10.1370/afm.1308

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