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Descriptor English: Malpractice
Descriptor Spanish: Mala Praxis
Descriptor Portuguese: Imperícia
Descriptor French: Faute professionnelle
Entry term(s): Negligence
Negligence, Professional
Tree number(s): I01.880.604.583.524
N03.706.535.606
SP9.120.010.010
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008318
Scope note: Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Annotation: not restricted to med malpractice; coord IM with specialty (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Related: Insurance, Liability MeSH
Professional Misconduct MeSH
DeCS ID: 8491
Unique ID: D008318
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Malpractice - Preferred
Concept UI M0012953
Scope note Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Preferred term Malpractice
Negligence, Professional - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0390383
Preferred term Negligence, Professional
Negligence - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0012954
Preferred term Negligence



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