Wagner, C C; Biollaz, J; Zeitlinger, M; Buclin, T (2009). "Iatrogenicity cascade": doing harm by treating harm? Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 159(1-2):53-57.
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An electronic survey on substance-induced epileptic crisis was conducted in order to investigate whether doctors, who recognise their own prescription errors, increase their therapeutic aggressiveness, resulting in a so-called "iatrogenicity cascade". Two pairs of clinical vignettes were constructed, in which a patient suffers from iatrogenic (original version) or non-iatrogenic (control version) epileptic crisis. Vignettes were randomised and sent to doctors at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, at an interval of 3 weeks. The results of the present survey in the surveyed population of doctors suggest that inappropriate prescription does not increase therapeutic aggressiveness.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2010 09:38|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:46|
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