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Acta Médica Costarricense

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FLORES-SANDI, Grettchen. Serendipia médica en un error de prescripción: Un caso de denuncia por mala práctica médica. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.2, pp.91-94. ISSN 0001-6002.

A 22 year old female, student, prosecute her doctor of mal praxis. Although a prescription error was demonstrated by the authorities, the really important reason to judge the case in court, was the absence of damage. Because in this particular case the drug cured the patient. The medicolegal analysis was based on: the absence of sequelae secondary of this mistake; the indications of the utilized medication; the illness and the terapeutical effect of the prescribed medication; and iatrogenesis and serendipity.

Keywords : serendipity; mal practice; prescription.

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