A Review on Criminal Judgements of Medical Dispute in Emergency Department from Pintung between 2000 and 2017
The incidence of medical dispute is relatively high in emergency department due to the haste and uncertainty of emergency medical practice. However, there is only limited literature about the research of criminal judgements in emergency department. It is especially worth studying since there is no medical center in Pingtung, and emergency physicians need to treat patients of the same acuity with the resource of regional hospital. Search results from the Judicial Yuan of the Republic of China Law and Regulations Retrieving system showed three criminal judgements about medical disputes. The results showed that people in Pingtung generally has low confidence in the health care provided by local hospitals, and violence in the emergency department occasionally occurs. To raise confidence in medical care, health authorities must work with local hospitals and community to offer comprehensive medical services to avoid cross-region care seeking, which may contribute to greater working stress of emergency physicians and the difficulty in physician recruitment.