How best do we compensate for accidental medical injuries?

Julian L Rait
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11079
Published online: 3 September 2012

A new medical injury scheme will require realistic costing, careful planning and gradual implementation

In his recently published book, The righteous mind, American psychologist Jonathan Haidt makes the observation that “morality is an emotional issue, not a rational one; and in a contest between what we think is reasonable and what we feel in our hearts, emotion always wins”.1

  • MDA National Limited, Melbourne, VIC.



Acknowledgement: I thank Deborah Jackson, Manager, Claims and Advisory Services (Solicitor) at MDA National for her assistance with preparing this article for publication.

Competing interests:

I am Chairman of the Mutual Board of MDA National, a medical defence organisation.


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