malpractice

Definitions

General English

  • noun the practice of acting in an unprofessional or illegal way

Health Economics

  • (written as Malpractice)
    Mistaken, careless or unethical (legally negligent) medical practice for which the practitioner may be sued. Unfortunately, not all that is (legally speaking) malpractice is bad practice.

Law

Medical

  • noun illegal, unethical, negligent or immoral behaviour by a professional person, especially a healthcare professional
  • noun wrong treatment of a patient for which a healthcare professional may be tried in court
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