»CRIME AND PUNISHMENT« IN THE MENOPAUSAL HEALTH CARE

  • Ivan Fistonić RIM Ob/Gyn Office Preradovićeva 10 10000 Zagreb Croatia
  • Petar Lozo Poliklinika Lozo Miroslava Krleže 5 23000 Zadar Croatia
  • Marina Fistonić University Department of Psychiatry KB Dubrava Av. G. Šuška 6 10000 Zagreb Croatia
Keywords: medical error, menopause, risk management

Abstract

Background. In the past thirty years, there has been a significant rise of public and private health institutions’ interest in the prediction and management of medical risks. The need of risk management is a direct consequence of the growing number of legal actions against medical malpractice. The concept of risk management involves three basic processes: risk identification, risk analysis, and risk management. Risk includes an evaluation of vulnerability and management of events that could potentially endanger the operation of a health institution, comprising a balance between the consequential costs of medical malpractice and the costs of risk reduction (anticipation). Thus the potential financial consequences of risk exposure are crucial in the formation of diagnostic and treatment protocols, whereas improvement of the quality of medical care as well as patient protection are the primary aims of risk management.

Conclusions. Postmenopausal health care is not an exempt when considering possible erorrs in medication or medical process per se. On the orther hand menopausal medicine is not only hormonal replacement therapy but also bunch of complementary and alternative specialities involved in the healing process where error could be easily achieved.

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Published
2018-02-14
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Fistonić I, Lozo P, Fistonić M. »CRIME AND PUNISHMENT« IN THE MENOPAUSAL HEALTH CARE. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 14Feb.2018 [cited 30Mar.2020];78. Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/2759
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