"A medicolegal claim can be a doctor’s most stressful life experience."
This article in the December 2023 edition of AJGP highlights the continued stress and pressure that doctors experience when subject to a complaint, mandatory report.
Dr Bradfield shares research that has brough evidence to the foreground that the health implications of medicolegal claims are not limited to regulatory processes. Sued doctors are twice as likely to experience moderate-to-severe depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts than doctors with no claim.
Read the full article here - RACGP - Guest Editorial