TITLE

Caveat Patient

AUTHOR(S)
Schoenberger, Chana R.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;12/10/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 21, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with the rise in medical malpractice cases in Japan. The Japanese public began to pay more attention to medical errors in 1999, when two cases hit the front pages. Yokohama City University Hospital physicians mixed up two patients, giving a heart patient lung surgery and a lung patient the other procedure. As newspapers and television (TV) stations began hunting for similar stories, both prosecutors and tort lawyers followed the trail of outrage, doubling the number of civil suits brought against physicians in the decade preceding 2004.
ACCESSION #
28459442

 

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