n South African Medical Journal - High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs : izindaba
|Article Title||High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||9 - 13|
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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