oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - The importance of comprehensive protection in today's healthcare environment

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



Doctors today have to practise medicine in an increasingly hostile, pressurised and uncertain healthcare environment. The cost of clinical negligence continuesto rise in South Africa (SA) with increases in both thenumber and value of claims; increases so significant thatsome specialties have been left questioning whether they should even continue to practise.

Others have adopted a more defensive approach to try to safeguard themselves against the risk of claims.

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