Fault/no fault, part 3: vested interests and the silence of suffering patients cited as obstacles to system change

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p515
Academic Journal
The author focuses on the compensation scheme for individuals who have suffered medical injury in Canada. He claims that the country is currently debating on the compensation scheme to be imposed permanently. Additionally, he observes that the country's overall medical liability system can adapt to possible change. Some claim that the reason for the reluctance of adopting a new system can be attributed to the belief of others about the efficiency of the current system. INSET: No-fault schemes usually a response to high-profile tragedies.


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