Medical malpractice reports increasing

2008-07-07 00:00

MORE and more people are reporting incidents of misconduct by medical professionals. Over the last year, the number of complaints increased by 40%, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) said yesterday.

“Sometimes a settlement is reached before the inquiry. Other matters are often referred to the ombudsman and they end in arbitration. Last year, the arbitration dealt with 157 matters,” she said. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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