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Old 04-15-2010
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Medicolegal and Ethics malpractise

Of the following, the most likely reason for a physician to be sued for malpractice is that the physician:

(A) prescribed a medication incorrectly
(B) had poor rapport with a patient
(C) did an unsuccessful surgery
(D) made a poor medical decision
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Definitely B is correct. Whatever the gravity of any given medical error, a well-established patient-physician relationship may save the day (for both of them). I think this is a classic one.
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yeah i'd go with B too. wrong medications can always be corrected by the doctor even if the patient finds out. if a good relationship has been built this can be forgiven. not so sure about how big a medical decision mistake can a doctor make. but for big decisions, dont doctors get a second opinion first?
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