Monetary and nonmonetary accountability following adverse medical events: options for Canadian patients

Gray, John; Beilby, William
October 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/10/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 8, p904
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the legal issues concerning medical malpractice in Canada. According to a study by Bismark and colleagues, patients harmed in the course of receiving medical care seek justice based on different motivations. There are three potential responses given by the Canadian medical system to patients seeking legal claims: patient safety response, professional accountability response and tort-based litigation.


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