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Please note the AIHW medical indemnity series has been discontinued.

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2012–13

This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2012–13 in the context of claims data from the previous 4 years.  In 2012–13, the number of new public sector claims was about 950 (less than any of the previous 4 years) and the number of new private sector claims about 3,300 (similar to the previous 2 years). The number of closed public sector claims was about 1,500 (slightly higher than any of the previous 4 years) while the number of private sector claims closed each year rose continually from about 2,400 in 2008–09 to 3,800 in 2012–13.

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2011-12

This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector (excluding Western Australia) and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2011-12. There were more new claims and closed claims in the private sector (around 1,750 in both cases) than the public sector (around 1,300 in both cases).  Around half of closed claims (54%) were for less than $10,000 compared with 41% that were settled for between $10,000 and $500,000 and 5% that were settled for $500,000 or more.

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2010-11

Australia's medical indemnity claims 2010-11 looks at the number, nature and costs of public sector (excluding Western Australia) and private sector medical indemnity claims. In 2010-11, there were more new claims in the public than the private sector (1,500 and 1,300 respectively) and similar numbers closed across the sectors (1,400 in the public sector and 1,450 in the private sector). About half of closed claims (53%) were for less than $10,000, compared with 41% settled for between $10,000 and $500,000, and 6% settled for $500,000 or more.

Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2009-10

This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims for 2005-06 to 2009-10, with a focus on 2009-10 claims.  There were more new claims in 2009-10 (1,620) than in any of the three previous years (about 1,130 to 1,270 claims per year). As in previous years, the three health services most often implicated were Emergency department, General surgery and Obstetrics.

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2009-10

This report presents information on public and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2009-10. There were 9,415 medical indemnity claims open at some point during the year, including 2,900 new claims. A total of 2,647 claims were closed during the year. The main clinician specialties allegedly involved in the incidents giving rise to claims were General practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2008-09

This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims for the period 2004-05 to 2008-09, with a focus on 2008-09 claims.  There were fewer new claims in 2008-09 (1,231) than in any of the four previous years (about 1,330 to 2,000 claims per year). As in previous years, the three health service contexts most often implicated were Accident and emergency, Obstetrics and General surgery.

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2008-09

This report presents information on public and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2008-09. There were 9,173 medical indemnity claims open at some point during the year, including 5,072 from the public sector and 4,101 from the private sector. The main clinician specialties allegedly involved in the incidents giving rise to claims were General practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2007-08

This report presents data for public and private sector medical indemnity claims, collected through the Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC), for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 and is the first report in its series to publish claim numbers. The information presented includes the circumstances giving rise to claims, the age and sex of the subjects of the claims, the alleged physical and mental effects on claim subjects, the specialties of clinicians involved, the size and finalisation mode of claims and the length of time that claims were open.

Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2007-08

Australia's public sector medical indemnity claims 2007-08 reports data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of medical indemnity claims in the public sector during the financial year from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008. Data are also presented on claims closed during the five year period between 2003-04 and 2007-08, and on new claims with a reserve set against them in each of these years. This report describes the allegations of harm that gave rise to claims, the alleged physical and mental effects on claim subjects, the specialties of clinicians involved, and the size, duration and outcomes of the medical indemnity claims.

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2006-07: a summary

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2006-07: a summary presents data from the combined Medical Indemnity National Collection of public and private sector claims. Data on claims that were current at any time over the period of 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 are included. The report includes the circumstances that gave rise to claims, the medical specialities involved in claims, the people making claims, the size of claims and the length of time they have been open.

Medical indemnity national data collection public sector 2006-07

The Medical Indemnity National Data Collection Public Sector 2006-07 report presents data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of medical indemnity claims in the public sector over the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007. The report describes allegations of harm that gave rise to claims, the people affected by these allegations of harm, and the size, duration and outcomes of the medical indemnity claims.This is the fifth report derived from the Medical Indemnity National Collection (public sector), and the second report to look at trends in the data which now cover four full financial years of claims information. This report will be useful for policy makers, health administrators, clinicians and other health professionals, and users of health services.

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2005-06: a summary

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2005-06: a summary presents data from the combined Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC) of public and private sector claims. Data on claims that were current at any time over the period of 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006 are included. The report includes the circumstances that gave rise to claims, the medical specialties involved in claims, the people making claims, and the size and length of time claims have been open.

Medical indemnity national data collection public sector 2005-06

The Medical Indemnity National Data Collection Public Sector 2005-06 report presents data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims over the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006. The report 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 fourth report originating from the Medical Indemnity National collection (public sector) and the first report to contain trended data incorporating three full financial years of claims information. It will be useful for policy-makers, health administrators, clinicians and health professionals, and health service providers.

A national picture of medical indemnity claims in Australia 2004–05

This report presents the first 12 months' data from the combined Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC) of public and private sector medical indemnity claims. This is the first report on medical indemnity in Australia to combine public and private sector data. The data in this report cover claims current at any time during the reporting period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005. That is, claims that were open, new claims that arose, and claims finalised during the period. There is information on the incidents that give rise to and the medical specialties involved in claims, the people affected by these incidents, the nature of injury, and the size, outcome and length of time claims have been open.

Medical indemnity national data collection, public sector 2004-05

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.

Medical indemnity national collection (public sector) data guide: data items and definitions 2003-04

The data guide can also be found as additional material to 'Medical indemnity national data collection, public sector 2003 to 2004'. It is designed to assist all those involved in supplying or analysing Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC) data. It details the scope and context of the MINC, and then presents the medical indemnity information model and counting rules. The data guide also provides detailed information about every data item in the MINC. Current until 4 August 2006.

Medical indemnity national data collection, public sector 2003 to 2004

The Medical Indemnity National Data Collection: public sector 2003 to 2004 presents data on the number, nature, incidence and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims over the period 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004. The report describes incidents that gave rise to claims, the people affected by these incidents, and the size, outcome and key aspects of the processing of medical indemnity claims.This is the second report originating from the Medical Indemnity National Collection (public sector) and the first to present data over a full financial year period. This report will be useful for policy-makers, health administrators, clinicians and health professionals, and health service users.