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Medicolegal aspects of urology 

Medicolegal aspects of urology
Medicolegal aspects of urology

John Reynard

, Stephen Mark

, Kevin Turner

, Noel Armenakas

, Mark Feneley

, and Mark Sullivan

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date: 23 October 2020

Why do people sue surgeons? 810

What actually precipitates litigation? 812

What can be done to prevent possible litigation? 814

Record keeping 816

Consent 818

Consent: frequently asked questions 820

Much clinical litigation is due to medical error, although in reality the majority of cases of medical error do not end in a lawsuit. The incidence of medical error (an event due to medical management resulting in disability or prolonged hospitalization) is roughly similar across developed countries, occurring in approximately 5–10% of hospital admissions....

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