n South African Medical Journal - Challenging the cost of clinical negligence : editorial

Volume 106, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Healthcare professionals in South Africa (SA) are facing challenging times. As the clinical negligence claims environment in SA deteriorates, the effect is being felt not only by healthcare professionals but also by the wider public as a result of the strain that costs place on the public purse. We look at the current claims environment, and explain why a debate about reform is so important.

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