A review of medical malpractice issues in Malaysia under tort litigation system

Siti Naaishah Hambali

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Abstract

Medical malpractice cases are a matter of much concern in many countries including Malaysia where several cases caught the attention of the public and authorities. Although comprehensive annual statistics on medical negligence claims are not available in Malaysia since such data are not collected systematically in this country there are indications of an upward trend. Medical malpractice cases have been publicized by the media, academic researchers and in government annual reports prompting government policy makers, oversight agencies and the medical profession itself to take appropriate action. The increasing dissatisfaction with the current tort litigation system requires exploring alternatives and new approaches for handling medical malpractice cases. This study aims to examine the difficulties inherent in the tort system in Malaysia for solving medical malpractice claims and evaluates the structure of this system from the perspective of effectiveness, fairness, compensation, accessibility, and accountability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-83
Number of pages8
JournalGlobal journal of health science
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Malpractice
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Annual Reports
Social Responsibility
Administrative Personnel
Compensation and Redress
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A review of medical malpractice issues in Malaysia under tort litigation system. / Hambali, Siti Naaishah.

In: Global journal of health science, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.07.2014, p. 76-83.

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