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Sex differences in medico-legal action against doctors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Emily Unwin1Email author,
  • Katherine Woolf1,
  • Clare Wadlow1,
  • Henry W. W. Potts2 and
  • Jane Dacre3
BMC Medicine201513:172

Received: 20 May 2015

Accepted: 30 June 2015

Published: 13 August 2015

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30 Jun 2015 Editorially accepted
13 Aug 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12916-015-0413-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

UCL Medical School, University College London, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, London, UK
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK