A Conference on Medical Education and Malpractice Litigation
Pellegrino, Edmund D.
McElhinney, Thomas K.
The fact that malpractice is still a pervasive and nettlesome, if less gruesome, subject indicates that the problem is neither new nor readily resolved. There have been fluctuations in the relative importance assigned to the roles of the State and medical educators in protecting the public from medical error. Depending upon social, political, professional and scientific conditions at different times in our own American history, physicians have been trusted more or less by the laity and by lawmakers, and there has been greater or lesser reliance upon peer-re- viewed schools of medicine to assure the quality of medical practice. The current wave of more zealous legal restraints and penalties upon both doctors and medical schools arrives, ironically, along with the greatest advances in the sciences cognate to medicine.
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