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Acta Médica Peruana

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SOGI-UEMATZU, Cecilia; CARDENAS-DIAZ, Maximiliano  y  ZAVALA-SARRIO, Salomón. Ethical demands of collegiated physicians in peru 1991-2010: its frequency and nature. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.95-105. ISSN 1728-5917.

Introduction. The Medical College of Peru, created by law N.º 15173 of 1964, is in charge of watching the professional conduct of physicians through its ethics and deontology committee. In case of the infraction to the code, the National Council or Regional Council finishes the disciplinary process imposing sanction or dismissing the complaint through a resolution. Objectives. To describe the frequency and nature of claims cases against doctors disciplined through the resolutions of the National Council. Material and methods. The National Council‘s resolutions were acceded. A format for recording case characteristics was developed. Excel for data base and SPSS 15 for statistical analysis were used. The codes of 1970 and 2000 were used in order to describe the nature of infractions. Results. In the first decade of study, the 84 resolutions (24,8%) contained 157 infractions to the code, the most frequent was at title medical patient relationship (35,7%). In the second decade, the 253 resolutions (75,2%) contained 388 infractions, the most frequent was at title patient´s rights (55%). Conclusions. The frequency of ethical demands increased three times between the two decades. The nature of infractions were the same although its frequency varied due to differences between the codes of 1970 and 2000.

Palabras clave : Ethics; codes of ethics; ethics; medical; professional misconduct; ethics; professional.

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