Shortage of O&G specialists due to high litigation rates and indemnity costs

Shortage of O&G specialists due to high litigation rates and indemnity costs

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High rates of litigation and considerable costs of protection against lawsuits are some of the reasons why trainees or medical students intending to specialise in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. Senior obstetricians are also quitting due to the increased work load and stresses. This presents a global challenge to keep mortality rates low.
30 Aug 2017 - General
Chih Chiang Nieh I feel very sad to see the current situation of your medical system. I hope that this medical system will be reviewed soon as it is very unfair for the young doctors to suffer from such an inefficient system. As of now, the younger group of doctors will have to adapt to the specific needs of society. If there is one thing that medical school has consistently taught us, it is that we have to ada...
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Chih Chiang Nieh Thank you for sharing your views on the topic. It is refreshing to see your comments about the importance of being passionate in a certain field. Indeed, it is important that one is really dedicated to what he/she is doing. This drastically decreases the chances of committing error in practice as one is continuously working on the respective craft by updating knowledge through textbooks or atten...
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Madhubabu kaaja Thank you for updating us of the current situation in your country. Pregnant and elderly women plust those with gynecologic problems are very lucky in India as they do not face the shortage of OB-gynecologist specialists as in other countries. In the Philippines, there are still a lot of doctors going into the residency training program too. However, the high volume of patients creates the shortage...
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