Doctors sued for uninterest, say researchers in USBMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6967.1461 (Published 03 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1461
- John Roberts
- North American editor, BMJ.
Doctors who seem hurried and uninterested are at risk of being sued even if they practise good quality medicine, said researchers in the US last week. A team led by researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, examined the malpractice records of obstetricians in Florida during 1987 and found that those who had higher levels of satisfaction among their patients also had lower rates of malpractice claims filed against them.
The study, published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association (1994;272:1583-7), was done …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial