Medical specialists - maintaining a high standard and duty of care.

By DAVID M SCOTT and PETER SEAL
Date: 23 March 2017

In recent times, several articles have appeared in the print and electronic media about the alleged ‘high fees’ and ‘poor accountability’ of medical specialists. A few weeks ago on his ‘Pearls and Irritations’ blog, John Menadue posted one such piece titled ‘Medical specialists – high fees and poor accountability. The ASA believes that some of John Menadue’s strongly asserted claims merit a measured response, and wishes to address some misconceptions that have arisen. There are almost 5,000 specialist anaesthetists in Australia, and they comprise approximately 4.5% of the nation’s medical workforce. To read the full article please click here.