Pulse - Issue 3

Pulse - Issue 3 - 3 June 2013


Welcome to Issue 3 of Pulse, a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation teamwith information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability.  In this issue of Pulse, we discuss:

  • Developments concerning Medical Panel reasons.
  • The implications of ‘superbugs’ for risk management strategies.
  • A recent spate of coronial findings concerning aggressive psychiatric patients and the dangers they present not only to themselves, but to staff.
  • Reforms in Health Law.
  • Aspects of the assessment tool used to determine psychiatric impairment in civil claims - the GEPIC
  • Some recent decisions of the courts in medical negligence cases.

We hope that you enjoy reading this edition of Pulse and we welcome your feedback. If you have comments, queries or suggestions for topics that you would like us to cover in future editions, please contact us at pulse@landers.com.au or speak with your usual Lander & Rogers contact.

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