Turnitin - Professional Doctor Mistakes And Verdicts Judge: Dilemma In Medical Services In Indonesia

Triono Eddy


The complexity of medical malpractice problems and the challenges faced when proving the cases has resulted in a backlog of cases in the court systems and tribunals set up by regulatory and professional bodies. The objectives of the research are to demonstrate how the errors and mistakes committed by healthcare practitioners create a dilemma in the Indonesia medical services sector. The current study entailed identifying, collecting, summarizing, and synthesizing existing research data related to the topic being investigated. This study entailed generating data or collecting data from the field; secondary research consists in identifying various reliable sources that may be used to develop answers to a formulated question or test a particular hypothesis. The issue of medical malpractice is a problem within the Indonesian legal system. Patients expect doctors to offer services that will improve their health and wellbeing. Furthermore, doctors should interact with patients in a professional way and provide safe and quality services. Indonesian courts use criminal law to address the problems related to medical malpractice. Even though the trend has helped in ensuring that doctors are held culpable for their acts, it has also resulted in fear among physicians. There is a need to streamline the regulation of medical practice through enactment of policies that will not hinder practitioners from performing their duties.


Medical malpractice, medical errors, medical mistakes, regulations, laws, professional standards, liability, Indonesia

Full Text:



Akachi, Y., Tarp, F., Kelley, E., Addison, T., & Kruk, M.E. (2016). Measuring quality-of-care in the context of sustainable development goal 3: A call for papers. Bull World Health Organ, 94(3),160160A. http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.170605 pmid: 27403474 Berenschot, W. (2010). Everyday mediation: The politics of public service delivery in Gujarat India. Development and Change 41(5), 883905. doi: 10.1111/j.14677660.2010.01660. x. Bonetti, M., Cirillo, P., Musile Tanzi, P., & Trinchero, E. (2016). An analysis of the number of medical malpractices claims and their Amounts. PLoS ONE 11(4), e0153362. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0153362 Cirillo, P., Hsler, J., & Muliere, P. (2013). Alarm systems and catastrophes from a diverse point of view. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 15, 821839. Classen, D.C., Resar, R., & Griffin, F. (2016). Global trigger tool' shows that adverse events in hospitals may be ten times greater than previously measured. Health Aff (Millwood), 30, 581589. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/4/581.abstract. Daniel, S. (2000). Lev, legal evolution and political authority in Indonesia: Selected essays. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 283305.


  • There are currently no refbacks.