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released: 29 Jun 2006 author: AIHW media release

This report presents data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims for the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005. It describes incidents that gave rise to claims, the people affected by these incidents, and the size, duration and outcomes of medical indemnity claims.This is the third report originating from the Medical Indemnity National Collection (public sector). This report will be useful for policy makers, health administrators, clinicians and health professionals, and health service users.

ISSN 1036-613 X; ISBN 978 1 74024 577 7; Cat. no. HSE 42; 78pp.; $25.00

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  • Preliminary material (158KB PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • List of tables
    • List of figures and boxes
    • Acknowledgements
    • Symbols
    • Abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • Summary
  • Sections (317KB PDF)
    • Introduction
      • Background to the collection
      • Purposes of the collection
      • Collaborative arrangements
      • Progress towards a single national report on medical indemnity
    • The collection
      • Scope and context
      • Policy, administrative and legal context
      • Data items
      • Data quality and completeness
      • Future directions for MINC
    • Public Sector medical indemnity claims data
      • Incidents
      • People
      • Claims
  • End matter(210KB PDF)
    • Appendix 1: Body function/structure categories
    • Appendix 2: Policy, administrative and legal features in each jurisdiction
    • Appendix 3: Detailed tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Medical indemnity national data collection, public sector 2004-05. Health services series no. 27. Cat. no. HSE 42. Canberra: AIHW.

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