Malpractice examples at the individual level*

Main responsible for prevention


*Unsafe transferof a person suffering from spinal cord injury from the place of injury to a hospital

- Ordinary people on the crash scene

- Pre-hospital emergency staff


Neglect of the patients with major depression for suicide prevention, especially in patients with an attempt in the preceding year.

- Patient’s family members

- Hospital personnel


Tooth staining of infants due to iron drip just on the teeth

- Pediatrician

- Baby parents


Neglect of the foot hygiene [nail care and proper footwear]

- Diabetic patients themselves

- Family physicians


Forgetting care of long sleep apnea

- The patient him/herself or his/her wife



- The patient him/herself