Australian government tries to solve doctors' indemnity crisisBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.72-c (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:72
- Christopher Zinn
The Australian government has introduced a package of measures designed to tackle the country's medical indemnity crisis, which has been characterised by soaring premiums and the collapse of Australia's biggest medical insurance company. The package includes a subsidy of premiums for obstetricians, neurosurgeons, and GPs who perform certain procedures.
The Australian Medical Association has said that it does not go far enough and has predicted that 20% of rural GPs who provide obstetric services will quit rather than face much higher premiums.
The association said that despite …