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Terminating a Doctor/ Patient Relationship – Part 2

By Tego Insurance on Monday, June 24th, 2019 in General.

As we spoke about in part one of our series- Terminating a Doctor/ Patient Relationship 1, Medical and Healthcare professionals truly face distinctive risks. Doctors depend on their Medical Indemnity Insurance, to protect them and keep their practice safe. In Part 1, we explained the issues that arise when deciding to terminate a client. Part  … Read more


Terminating a Doctor/ Patient Relationship -Part 1

By Tego Insurance on Monday, June 17th, 2019 in General.

Medical and Healthcare professionals truly face distinctive risks for a multitude of reasons. Doctors depend on their Medical Indemnity Insurance, to protect them and keep their practice safe. Medical Indemnity Insurers regularly assist practitioners on issues that arise as a result of patient selection. Many issues come up for doctors that are difficult and time  … Read more


How to Protect your Medical Practice Against Patients who do not follow your Given Advice

By Tego Insurance on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 in General.

Medical and Healthcare professionals face many types of risks as part of their day to day practice. Doctors depend on their Medical Indemnity Insurance to protect them and keep their practice safe.  Medical Indemnity Insurers regularly assist practitioners to proactively manage the scenario when patients refuse to follow their medical advice. When patients won’t follow  … Read more


How to Choose a Patient?

By Tego Insurance 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 Tego Insurance 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 Tego Insurance 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 Tego Insurance 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


Do you know when a doctor should not issue a death certificate

By Tego Insurance on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 in General.

Doctors have a legal obligation not to issue a death certificate in the case of a reportable death, according to medico-legal expert Scott Chapman of HWL Ebsworth lawyers. There may be minor differences from state to state, but in NSW, for example, all deaths are reportable if the patient had not been attended to by  … Read more


A small minority of doctors are responsible for most complaints

By Tego Insurance on Monday, April 15th, 2019 in General.

Three percent of doctors account for 50% of Australian patient complaints, according to a study published by BMJ Safety and Quality. The finding is based on an analysis of a national sample of all 18,907 formal patient complaints filed with health service ombudsman (‘Commissions’) against 11,148 individual doctors in Australia over 11 years. The researchers  … Read more