The problem of medical litigation has not yet been adequately solved and liability still falls predominantly to the single healthcare professional, almost always a doctor or dentist. The many proposals put forward to date have failed to provide effective shared solutions above all because they have maintained the single health professional as the focus of responsibility. The consequences have been a depersonalization of the doctor-patient relationship, a shift towards dangerously defensive attitudes and a dramatic rise in medical malpractice lawsuits. Taking a cue from the workers' insurance system operated by the National Institute for Insurance against Occupational Accidents and Diseases, the authors propose to promote the establishment of similar institutes, possibly operating on a regional basis. This would allow the risks inherent to the medical professional to be spread over the community at large.
|Translated title of the contribution||From individual to social: A management proposal in health risk|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy