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Revista chilena de radiología

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RITZ P, Juan; GARCIA M, César  y  ORTEGA T, Dulia. LA REFORMA PROCESAL PENAL CHILENA: NUEVO MARCO MEDICO-LEGAL DEL EJERCICIO DE LA RADIOLOGIA. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2005, vol.11, n.3, pp. 142-149. ISSN 0717-9308.

Recently adopted laws related to modifications in penal procedures have introduced major changes in the management of conflicts in healthcare. Changes, affecting radiology, include previous outcourt solutions, such as mandatory arbitrage and/or mediation or, if they fail, a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, there are new ways for agreements: reparatory settlements, alternative judicial solutions, or, the last instance, a new kind of trial: public, oral, with the prosecution, defending and sentencing functions clearly divided. Changes in the scenario do not excuse us to adopt and implement actions to prevent medical error in our practices to reduce, conflicts and lawsuits. It will result in better medical attention

Palabras clave : Conflict of Interests; Jurisprudence; Medical errors.

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