SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.79 número3Prevalencia de Anemia en niños de 6 a 24 meses de edad de tres Centros de Salud de la ciudad de La Paz índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Revista chilena de pediatría

versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106

Resumen

MENA N, PATRICIA. Medical Errors and Adverse Events: New Paradigms?. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.3, pp. 319-326. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062008000300012.

The literature is reviewed about the perception and attitude of physicians and patients in relation to medical errors, specially in the context of public health service. The actual tendency is to consider them as part of the medical process with a systemic approach, where monitoring and prompt recognition is important in enhancing the quality and security of the hospitalized patients. In ethics, the new paradigm is to inform medical errors. Eventhough legally it is not clear, there ha ve been international advances in this topic. Some recommendations are described to confront these situations with patients and understand their reactions. In the future, more transparency is expected

Palabras clave : Medical error; adverse events; ethics.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · pdf en Español