Malpractice Claims Could be Reduced by the HSE

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It has been well documented in the media that the new Health Services Executive (HSE) chief executive Cathal Magee will have a difficult first year in charge of the public body as he seeks to implement significant budget cuts. He will always have to tackle the staff culture of the HSE, which the Ombudsman has criticised as a rotten culture of secrecy” when it comes to dealing with medical negligence.

It would be the best interests of Cathal Magee to read the in August 17th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, this gives details on a University of Michigan Health System programme that encourages workers in the health care system to report malpractice.

A programme for reporting and offer an explanation of why mistakes were made could lead to disputes being resolved faster and may also reduce lawsuits by 36%.

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Categories Hospital Negligence, Medical Negligence

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