El evento adverso : una categoría jurídica relevante para la configuración de la responsabilidad civil por la prestación de los servicios asistenciales en el campo de la salud. Propuesta de una metodología para la identificación del evento adverso
The present investigation demonstrates that the adverse event in health is a legal category because it contains own and common attributes in the generation of damages in the medical assistance, that can be studied by means of the same methodologies and with the same purpose of determining the genesis of the damage in the patient.
With the study carried out, the elements of the adverse event in health were analyzed, and the necessary methodologies for the determination of the contributing factors in the production of the damage as a health condition different to the basic pathology, and derived from the attention of health. The elements of the adverse event were analyzed as elements of civil liability, determining that the elements are met as damage, factual imputation and legal accusation, which may be determinant in the indemnification obligation for this type of events.