Marie M. Bismark


Mandatory reports of concerns about the health, performance and conduct of health practitioners

Describes the frequency and characteristics of mandatory reports about the health, competence and conduct of registered health practitioners in Australia. Summary Health practitioners are often well placed to identify colleagues who pose risks to patients, but they have traditionally been reluctant to do so. Since...

Claiming behaviour in a no-fault system of medical injury: a descriptive analysis of claimants and non-claimants

Despite few apparent institutional or economic barriers, the proportion of injured patients in NZ who seek compensation after sustaining a compensable injury is very low. Hence, substantial underclaiming occurs in both negligence and no-fault systems. The disproportionately low propensity of elderly, poor and minority patients...