n South African Medical Journal - Counting the cost : the consequences of increased medical malpractice litigation in South Africa : editorial
|Article Title||Counting the cost : the consequences of increased medical malpractice litigation in South Africa : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Norton Rose South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 2013|
|Pages||83 - 84|
We live in uncertain times. The recession in Europe and ongoing political instability in the Middle East are each examples of what could legally be termed a 'statement of fact'. The rising cost of healthcare in South Africa is another fact. This phenomenon is accompanied by an even more disturbing trend: a steep rise in medical malpractice litigation. An important question to consider is what effect this increase is having on healthcare provision in South Africa generally.
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