AIHW has released a new report on public and private sector medical indemnity claims.

The report covers claims in the year 2011 – 2012 and is available online

Highlighted outcomes included:

Of the public sector and private sector claims closed in 2011-12, just over half (54%) cost less than $10,000, a quarter (25%) cost between $10,000 and $100,000, 16% cost between $100,000 and $500,000, and 5% cost $500,000 or more.

As in previous years, most public and private sector closed claims were finalised through a negotiated settlement (49%) or were discontinued (48%). The remaining 3% were finalised through a court decision.