May 2019

How to Choose a Patient?

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, May 27th, 2019 in General.

As a leading and trusted Medical Indemnity Insurer, we are here to protect you, your medical practice and business. Assessment of a patient’s suitability must be carried out by the doctor based on patient’s individual circumstances.  Medical Indemnity Insurers regularly assist practitioners on issues that arise as a result of patient selection. Here are some  … Read more

Understanding the Telemedicine Risk Landscape

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, May 20th, 2019 in General.

As an Australian Medical Indemnity Insurer, we are here to protect our medical doctors and medical practitioners against the many risks associated with changing and emerging telemedicine risks. Having appropriate Medical Malpractice Insurance and/or Medical Practice Insurance ensure you are well on your way to being protected, but prevention is the best remedy. So here  … Read more

What psychiatrists should know about inquests into the death of their patients

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, May 13th, 2019 in General.

Psychiatrists are the subject of relatively few patient complaints compared with other medical indemnity insurance clients. A recent BMJ Safety and Quality review of 18,907 Australian patient complaints shows 6% involved psychiatrists. However, psychiatrists are more likely than most other doctors to be called upon to provide evidence at coroners’ inquests, particularly those involving a  … Read more

What anaesthetists need to know about ANZCA’s complaints process

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, May 6th, 2019 in General.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) subscribes to the Medical Board of Australia’s Code of Conduct and the Medical Council of New Zealand’s Code of Good Practice. Although the college is not a regulator and cannot award compensation or compel outcomes, it has a process in place to manage complaints against anaesthetists  … Read more