ADVICE TO MEMBERS
- Early reporting to MDM of adverse incidents would assist in its financial planning. The less information that MDM has about claims and potential claims against its members and other professional problems affecting them, the more difficult it would be to make financial provision for the future. Early reporting also assists in solving members medico-legal and other professional problems.
- Write without delay and keep adequate and legible medical records. There is greater pressure nowadays from the courts and disciplinary authorities on doctors to do so.
- Administrative and clerical errors and system failures are more difficult to defend than errors of professional judgement are.
- Dont treat lightly the grievances of patients and their relatives and friends. They may complain elsewhere or even sue you if you do so. Communicate well with them.
- Avoid making rash remarks about your colleagues professional actions. Such remarks often lead to unfounded claims and complaints.
- Dont admit liability regarding a claim without first clearing the matter with MDM.
Case Note 2007 (29th Nov 2007)
PITFALLS IN SPINAL SURGERY (13th Feb 2007)
PITFALLS IN BRAIN SURGERY AND SPINAL SURGERY (7th Jan 2007)
ANNUAL REPORT 2005 (12th Feb 2006)
HEALTH TOURISM (9th Feb 2006)
Doctors Mangled By "Justice" (15th Jan 2004)
PATIENTS' VIEWS (21st Oct 2003)
Patient Safety/Clinical Risk/Medical Error (8th Oct 2003)
NOTICE TO MEMBERS (30th Sep 2003)
CASE STUDIES (30th Sep 2003)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (30th Sep 2003)
APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHAIRMAN (25th Sep 2003)
Annual Report for MDM (27th Jan 2003)
STORAGE, PRESCRIPTION AND DISPENSING OF DRUGS (5th Mar 2002)
ADVICE TO MEMBERS (5th Mar 2002)
THE DOCTOR AS RESCUER, GOOD SAMARITAN OR VOLUNTEER (20th Jan 2002)