First do no harm: evidence sometimes shows the self-evident to be wrong

Treasure, Wilfrid
April 2013
British Journal of General Practice;Apr2013, Vol. 63 Issue 609, p205
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ethical conflicts in clinical practice and also recognizes prejudice, oppression and unfair discrimination within the self, other individuals and within systems. He mentions several areas to check evidences including entries in patient notes, referral analysis and surgery observations. He states that system for performance management and payment of practitioners, Quality and Outcomes Framework will help in improving the safety for monitoring and prevention of disease.


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