Table 3

Number of cases according to acknowledgement of physician liability in the court decision.

Court decision

Judgment reason

N (cases)


Acknowledged physician liability

Acknowledgement of a breach of physician's duty to explain

145

Acknowledgement of the physician's fault only

71


Subtotal

216


No acknowledged physician liability

150


Total

366


A, "Other" includes explanation about medical treatment guidance and explanation about reasons for negative outcomes. B, "Other" includes explanations about medical treatment and medical testing.

Hamasaki and Hagihara BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-7

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