Britain is worse than US for medical negligence claims

Britain now spends more on medical legal claims per head of population than the US, with the NHS spenting £1.6billion on medical negligence claims last year – or £24 per person.

That was the headline figure picked out by the Daily Mail in their coverage of the latest CPS report, “The Medico-Legal Crisis and How to Solve It” by Dr Paul Goldsmith. The report highlights the per capita cost of US medical negligence claims is £9, less than half the UK’s £24 and that doesn’t include GP negligence costs for which GPs must be privately insured.

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Date Added: Friday 6th October 2017