Legal actions against doctors down 50% in past decade

Jones, Deborah
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/25/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p710
Academic Journal
The article discusses issues concerning wait times and medical liability for Canadian doctors and the Canadian Medical Protective Association which were presented as reports at the annual meeting of the association on August 22, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Peter Fraser, the outgoing president of the association, presented his report which discussed the increased risk of liability for Canadian doctors due to new technologies and waiting lists. He explained that the costs of medical liability have increased due to cost rising of annual charges and legal and expert administration. Chief executive officer John Gray, in his report, told that physicians should try to diminish the wait time to avoid any legal consequences.


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