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Australian government launches inquiry into healthcare system

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1111
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    The Australian federal government has launched a top level inquiry into claims by more than 200 doctors that they know patients who have died or been disabled because of breakdowns in the healthcare system.

    In a surprise move the health minister, Dr Michael Wooldridge, told parliament last week that half of the 450 respondents to a survey published by the journal Australian Doctor had reported “very serious” allegations against the system. …

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