Editorial

Challenging the cost of clinical negligence

Graham Howarth, Emma Hallinan

Abstract


Healthcare professionals in South Africa (SA) are facing challenging times. As the clinical negligence claims environment in SA deteriorates, the impact is being felt by healthcare professionals, but also by the wider public owing to the strain that costs place on the public purse. The authors look at the current claims environment, and explain why a debate about reform is so important.


Authors' affiliations

Graham Howarth, Head of Medical Services: Africa, Medical Protection Society, Victoria House, 2 Victoria Place, Leeds, UK

Emma Hallinan, Director of Claims and Litigation, Medical Protection Society, Victoria House, 2 Victoria Place, Leeds, UK

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Keywords

Clinical negligence; Dr Aaron Motsoaledi; Medical Protection Society; MPS

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(2):141-142. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i2.10408

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-11-30
Date published: 2016-01-05

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