The Duty of Care: Medical Negligence
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1984 Jul 7; 289(6436): 66-68.
This tenth article in a series on National Health Service administration and management reviews the current status of malpractice/negligence law in Great Britain. Among the topics discussed are the liability concerns of administrative units within the NHS; recent decisions in English negligence cases involving questions of established practice, informed consent, legal responsibility of employers, supervisors, and subordinates, and potential liability for lack of medical resources; and the best way of managing civil actions for compensation following medical accidents. (KIE abstract)