The Core Task of Hospital Administration from the Judgment of Medical Malpractice: Patient Safety
Patient safety problems usually come from system failure which is the most important issue of hospital administration. The civil courts using “Medical Care Act” to pursue the legal responsibility of hospitals. The Supreme Court stipulates that medical personnel in the hospital should receive regular training to update their skills of patient care. In case of medical dispute, judges should consider the number of medical personnel on duty, the number of patient they cared, and the urgency of patient’s conditions. However, the claim right to medical personnel of Civil Act, No. 188c make hospitals legal responsibility useless. This article claims that hospital should not ask for payback from the medical personnel while hospital with system failure should pay for the damage of the patient. So that hospitals have motivation to change their system to improve patient safety.