Moving medical malpractice insurance to Medical Insurance Agency may be expensive

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7048.50b (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:50
  1. Fiona Nicol
  1. General practitioner Stockbridge Health Centre, 1 India Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EH

    EDITOR,—For 15 years I was insured for medical malpractice through a traditional defence union. Then, in 1991, I moved my insurance to the Medical Insurance Agency: the premium was related to the doctor's perceived risk and was half what my payment to the defence union had been. Subsequently I asked for legal advice about a letter to a patient whom I had put off my list. The agency's …

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