Private negligence claims increase

A quarter of Australian medical negligence claims relate to the digestive, metabolic and endocrine systems.

The category is the fastest growing source of claims, according to a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report that shows it jumped from 10% to 24% in five years

It also accounts for the highest proportion of new claims, slightly ahead of general practice, which has fallen from 32% to 23% from