Medical negligence claims increase at private hospitals- report

Private hospitals have been the go-to place for quality health care.

But, a recent study done in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has revealed that civil claim settlements due to nursing malpractice in private hospitals are a growing problem in South Africa.

It is shocking the results that we have obtained.

Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg, Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

From the 122 cases we looked at, 74% were settled out of court.

Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg, Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Only 26% landed up in court.

Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg, Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Listen to some of the cases they have investigated...


This article first appeared on 702 : Medical negligence claims increase at private hospitals- report


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