Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness about Medico Legal Issues among Interns and Post GraduateStudents in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Keywords:Medico Legal issues, Consent, Consumers protection act, Interns, Post Graduate students Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
In recent times there has been increased number of complaints and lawsuits against doctors. Therefore
having knowledge about Medico Legal issues is as important to the practice of medicine as clinical skills.
The present study was conducted to evaluate Awareness and Knowledge about Medico Legal issues among
Interns and Post Graduate Students. Total 140 interns and 110 Post Graduate students participated in the
study. Post graduate students had more knowledge about Medico Legal issues and consent than interns
but there was deficit of knowledge about Injury and Death certificates. About Consumers protection act
(COPRA)there is little awarenessbut regarding Human organ transplantation Act (HOTA) and Hospital
indemnity Insurance awareness should be increased. Our study conveys that action should be taken to cover
the lack of awareness and knowledge for doctors as well as patientssafety.
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