Recomendaciones para prevenir el error médico, la mala práctica y la responsabilidad profesional

Fajardo-Dolci, Germán; Meljem-Moctezuma, José; Rodríguez-Suárez, Francisco Javier; Zavala-Villavicencio, Juan Antonio; Vicente-González, Esther; Venegas-Páez, Francisco; Campos-Castolo, Esther Mahuina; Aguirre-Gas, Héctor G.
January 2012
Revista CONAMED;2012, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
The Recommendations for improving the practice of medicine are proposals aimed at patients, health professionals and health institutions which are based on the observation and analysis of non-conformance, discrepancies and necessities which arise from CONAMED's experience in resolving conflicts and aim to improve the quality of health care and patient safety. To prevent medical error, poor working practice and professional liability, the following recommendations should be followed: 1. High level of competence and skills refreshment; 2. Comply with legislation for professional practice; qualifications, professional license, certification; 3. Provide comprehensive, timely, competent, safe and respectful medical attention; 4. Professional competence is backed up by up-to-date knowledge, abilities and experience for problem solving; 5. Recognize limitations and refer patients appropriately and in a timely fashion; 6. Evidence-based decisions; 7. Put safety precautions in place and prevent risks to patients; 8. Put the clinical practice Guides into practice; 9. Prepare a complete clinical file for each patient in accordance with legislation, and 10. Justify decisions taken in the clinical file.


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