Clinical practice guidelines and medical malpractice

Physician Exec. Mar-Apr 2002;28(2):36-9.

Abstract

As clinical practice guidelines become more and more prevalent, they will define the requisite "standard of care" for medical treatment and impact medical malpractice litigation. They may even replace expert testimony.

MeSH terms

  • Defensive Medicine
  • Expert Testimony
  • Humans
  • Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Public Policy*
  • Quality of Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • State Government
  • United States