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dc.contributor.authorCosta, Eva Dias-
dc.contributor.authorPinho, Micaela-
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T14:47:59Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-16T14:47:59Z-
dc.date.issued2020-06-15-
dc.identifier.citationCosta, E. D. & Pinho, M. (2020). Does implicit healthcare rationing impose an unfair legal burden on doctors? A study of Portuguese jurisprudence. Medical Law International, 1-27. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3114pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/3114-
dc.description.abstractHealthcare rationing is inevitable, never more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Portugal, rationing is largely implicit and relies too much on bedside decisions, made in stressful circumstances, involving ethical dilemmas and being prone to error. This study uses a qualitative approach by exploring the public records of Portuguese courts for malpractice suits between the years of 2008 and 2019 to ascertain whether the damage suffered by patients in these cases could in any part be attributed to a lack of resources. During this research, we found that a large number of lawsuits against doctors and hospitals might have in fact been the unfortunate result of the constraints of implicit prioritization. We concluded that lawyers and judges must be made aware of the impact of implicit rationing decisions on healthcare professionals, who are judged against a professional standard and an inverse onus rule that places on them a heavy burden of proof.pt_PT
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.publisherSagept_PT
dc.rightsclosedAccesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectAllocative decision in healthcarept_PT
dc.subjectImplicit priority settingpt_PT
dc.subjectMedical malpracticept_PT
dc.subjectExplicit priority settingpt_PT
dc.subjectBedside rationingpt_PT
dc.titleDoes implicit healthcare rationing impose an unfair legal burden on doctors? A study of Portuguese jurisprudencept_PT
dc.typearticlept_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage27pt_PT
degois.publication.titleMedical Law Internationalpt_PT
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0968533220927441.pt_PT
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