從整形外科醫療爭議女性患者特性探討醫病溝通之應用

Feng-Chou Tsai, Chuh-Kai Liao, Shang-Ta Tsai, Ming-Been Lee, Lei-Ming Sun, Shu-Yu Lyu

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Abstract

Objectives: We investigated the characteristics of plastic surgery female patients with medical disputes. This study aims to enhance physician-patient communication and identify any implications that affect clinical practice. Methods: The target population consists of all female patients receiving cosmetic surgery who had medical disputes from a Taipei City District Hospital. The information was collected from January 2002 to December 2006 using medical chart records. Descriptive data was used to analyze the patients' characteristics. Results: A total of 1735 female patients received cosmetic surgery at the chosen hospital and among these individuals, thirteen patients had a medical dispute and four patients (26.7%) sued their plastic surgeon. Of the thirteen patients involved in a medical dispute, 61.5% were divorced; 76.9% received the operations under general anesthesia; 6.5% had a hi story of psychiatric clinic visits; 53.8% had junior college education or above; 46.2% had heard about their doctor before seeking the operation; 38.5% had borrowed money to pay for their surgery; 26.7% had received at least three previous cosmetic operation experiences and 15.3% had a history of medical dispute. Medical disputes showed a decreasing trend from 2002 to 2006. Conclusions: The incidence of medical dispute and litigation during the study period were 0.74% and 0.23%, respectively. Our study revealed that we should take the patient's characteristics into consideration in order to enhance preoperative communication with their health care provider.
Translated title of the contributionCharacteristics of Female Plastic Surgery Patients with Medical Disputes: Implications for Physician-Patient Communication
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
Journal醫學教育
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • medical dispute
  • plastic surgery
  • physician-patient communication

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