Is Caretrack a road map to better patient safety?
The CareTrack study and associated articles published the Medical Journal of Australia in July has aroused a great deal of debate about the standard of care received by patients. In some quarters it has also attracted criticism for being methodologically flawed.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
This quarterly newsletter is intended to keep you up-to-date with some of the recent cases and legal developments, as well as promote discussion around recent issues of relevance to your field.
Does a doctor’s duty of care extend to disclosing errors?
There is a clear and now well known legal duty to advise patients of all material risks associated with proposed treatment and to obtain informed consent. But is there equally a legal duty to disclose error or injury which has occurred in the course of treatment? One Australian case has directly dealt with this issue
Open disclosure review
Open disclosure in the Australian health care system is a work in progress – and one very worthwhile progressing. It involves discussing with patients and their families adverse events or incidents that result in harm to a patient while receiving health care.
Herculean response to asbestos management urged
Plans to make Australia asbestos-free and reduce the burden of asbestos related disease will require a Herculean effort from all levels of government and the private sector, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, which represents asbestos victims.