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Medical insurance crisis hits Australia's surgeons

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7363.510/b (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:510
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    Up to 60% of Australia's surgeons are threatening to retire early and almost a third of trainees are planning to quit because of rising medical indemnity costs, a survey has found.

    In the latest fallout from the continuing insurance crisis, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which conducted the poll, warned that the mass exodus of surgeons would be catastrophic for …

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