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1. AUTHOR Vincent-C, Young-M, Phillips-A.
INSTITUTION Academic Department of Psychiatry, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.
TITLE Why do people sue doctors? A study of patients and relatives taking legal action (see comments).
SOURCE Lancet 1994 Jun 25, VOL: 343 (8913), P: 1609-13,
: 0140-6736. CM Comment in: Lancet 1994 Jun 25; 343(8913):1582-3; Comment in: Lancet 1994 Jul 23; 344(8917):268; Comment in: Lancet 1994 Jul 23; 334(8917) :268-9; Comment in: Lancet 1994 Jul 23; 344(8917):269.
Vincent-C, Young-M, Phillips-A., "Why do people sue doctors? A study of patients and relatives taking legal action" (1994),
Lancet Jun 25, VOL: 343 (8913), P: 1609-13.

2. AUTHOR Localio AR, Lawthers AG, Brennan TA, Laird NM, Hebert LE, Peterson LM, Newhouse JP, Weiler PC, Hiatt HH.
INSTITUTION Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey 17033.
TITLE Relation between malpractice claims and adverse events due to negligence. Results of the Harvard Medical Practice Study III.
SOURCE N Engl J Med 1991 Jul 25;325(4):245-251.

3. AUTHOR Trine-W, Luvera-P.
TITLE Winning medical negligence cases.
SOURCE ATLA press, 1993,
ISBN 0-941916-53-7.

4. AUTHOR Grove-E, Ferrara-M-A-Jr.
TITLE Outcomes of medical-malpractice litigation.
SOURCE N-Engl-J-Med 1997 Jun 5, VOL: 336 (23), P: 1680; discussion 1680-1,
ISSN: 0028-4793.

5. AUTHOR Oxman-A-D, Guyatt-G-H.
INSTITUTION Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
TITLE The science of reviewing research.
SOURCE Ann-N-Y-Acad-Sci 1993 Dec 31, VOL: 703, P: 125-33; discussion 133-4,
ISSN: 0077-8923 29 Refs.

6. AUTHOR Mulrow-C-D.
INSTITUTION Division of General Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 70284.
TITLE Rationale for systematic reviews.
SOURCE BMJ 1994 Sep 3, VOL: 309 (6954), P: 597-9,
ISSN: 0959-8138.

7. AUTHOR Antman-E-M, Lau-J, Kupelnick-B, Mosteller-F, Chalmers-T-C.
INSTITUTION Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
TITLE A comparison of results of meta-analyses of randomized control trials and recommendations of clinical experts. Treatments for myocardial infarction (see comments).
JAMA 1992 Jul 8, VOL: 268 (2), P: 240-8,
ISSN: 0098-7484. Comment in: JAMA 1993 Jan 13; 269(2):214.

8. AUTHOR Hekkenberg-R-J, Irish-J-C, Rotstein-L-E, Brown-D-H, Gullane-P-J.
INSTITUTION Department of Otolaryngology, Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario. TITLE Informed consent in head and neck surgery: how much do patients actually remember?
SOURCE J-Otolaryngol 1997 Jun, VOL: 26 (3), P: 155-9,
ISSN: 0381-6605.

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