Litigation benefits state-delivered medicine – but for how long?

Chris Bateman


The soaring costs of private medical indemnity insurance for specialists in the higher-risk disciplines is preventing these thinly spread state-employed doctors from seeking extra income in the  private sector –  benefiting state patients and improving professional supervision of junior colleagues.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Medical indemnity insurance; Costs

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(1):13-14. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9168

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Date submitted: 2014-11-14
Date published: 2014-12-12

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