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Practice of Uncertainty Voices of Physicians and Patients in Medical Malpractice Claims

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ISBN-10: 086569284X

ISBN-13: 9780865692848

Edition: 1999

Authors: Stephen L. Fielding

List price: $95.00
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Incorporating in-depth interviews, statistical data, and prior studies, Fielding illustrates how modern medicine is a victim of its own success. The historical record since the early 19th century shows that the rate of malpractice claims has increased as medicine developed new and more complex procedures. Fielding integrates macro- and micro-levels of analysis to explain how scientific medicine is inherently prone to adverse outcomes no matter how competent medical provides are and how patients often feel their personal experiences and views are marginalized during the course of their medical care. This combination makes it more likely that patients will sue when something goes wrong. The…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
People Interviewed
Historical and Social Background
Setting the Contemporary Stage
System Accidents
Uncertainty - Which Diagnosis and Treatment?
We Were Going to Be Society's Heroes
Am I the Same?
Gender and Telling the Story
The Defense of Wealth
Afterword: The Limitations of Science and Technology
Appendix: Theory and Method