Deductive logic and medical error
published in September - October 2019 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.5
Giacomo P. Delvecchio, Marcella Delvecchio

All scientific reasoning, including that involved in diagnosis, requires logic; in particular, deductive logic is necessary. Here are shown the valid and invalid forms of hypothetical syllogism and the consequences – including legal – of abductive reasoning and of counter-reasoning in the case of liability for medical negligence.