December 6, 2006 |

Medical Improvement – What’s Better … Civil or Criminal Suits???

For an interesting discussion of the difference in medical error reduction efforts in Japan and the US see:

Obstacles to Reducing Human Injury and Death Due to Medical Error

by Robert B Leflar, a law professor at the University of Arkansas.

Notice that the main difference is the type of blame oriented system that healthcare providers face in the two countries …. and NEITHER blame oriented system has eliminated errors.

When will they learn that lawyers don’t cause system improvements. They aren’t trained to and they don’t look for system causes. Instead they look for who is at fault.

For an article about the difference between the legal perspective and the process improver perspective see page 2 of this pdf:

http://rootcause.net.temp.omnis.com/articles/NL80Nov06.pdf

written by Mark Paradies.

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