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High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs

Chris Bateman

Abstract


It’s hoped that it will take less than a decade, but legal and other reforms urgently needed to address the runaway costs of protecting physicians against clinical negligence – which threaten the very existence of higher- risk specialties – now have a starkly clear outline. This emerged after a workshop sponsored by the Medical Protection Society (MPS), in which a review of pertinent global tort reform prompted animated and largely consensual discussion between almost equally represented doctors and lawyers. 


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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Keywords

Clinical negligence; Tort reform

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(1):9-11. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i1.10415

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-12-01
Date published: 2015-12-16

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