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Medicine and the Law

More on the ‘medical indemnity crisis’: a lawyer answers some questions from GPs

Loane Skene, Paul Nisselle

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Abstract

The principle of restitution, the payment of call instalments and the accountability of judges are among the issues raised by a group of GPs concerned about their present medical indemnity cover after the failure of United Medical Protection.

Article Extract

In early May, I was guest speaker at a meeting of Canberra general practitioners on the topic ‘Current Medico-Legal Issues’. I offered at the start to answer questions throughout the talk. Questions on the current medical indemnity crisis came thick and fast and showed such concern about the predicament in which many doctors currently see themselves that I am recording some of the questions asked and my responses.

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