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Revista médica de Chile

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PIZARRO, Carlos. Malpractice in health care teams. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.5, pp.667-671. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011000500016.

To be successful, modern medical acts require the participation ofseveral professionals and assistants and, as such, there has been a steady trend from individual medicine to the collective practice of the profession. This format raises issues in determining when a medical professional or other practitioner is liable for the acts of a colleague. This thesis proposes to resolve the problems involved in the collective practice of medicine by restricting liability to a physician responsible for another practitioner, only to those cases where he/she has been willingly introduced into the medical act.

Keywords : Delivery of health care; Liability, legal; Malpractice.

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