Thursday, 13 September 2012

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2010-11 (AIHW)

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2010-11 looks at the number, nature and costs of public sector (excluding W.A.) and private sector medical indemnity claims. In 2010-11, there were more new claims in the public than the private sector (1,500 and 1,300 respectively) and similar numbers closed across the sectors (1,400 in the public sector and 1,450 in the private sector). About half of closed claims (53%) were for less than $10,000, compared with 41% settled for between $10,000 and $500,000, and 6% settled for $500,000 or more.

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