Reluctance to treat injury compensation patients

Published in BMJ Open, Bianca Brijnath & others have written on a study addressing “Is clinician refusal to treat an emerging problem in injury compensation systems“.

Although based on a fairly small group of Australian general practitioners, the authors found that most GPs reported refusal to treat among their colleagues in primary and specialist care. Many participants also described their own reluctance to treat people with compensable injuries. Reasons offered included time and financial burdens, in addition to the clinical complexities involved in compensable injury management.


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