High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs
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.
Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa
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Date published: 2015-12-16
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