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When silence threatens safety: Lessons from the first Canberra Hospital Neurosurgical Inquiry

Mure, Kerry; Cox, Catherine; Maher, Brigid; Faunce, Thomas


Despite widespread institutional and professional support, the recommendations of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry may be insufficient to reduce patient risk from impaired senior medical practitioners. Using the First Inquiry into Neurosurgical Services at the Canberra Hospital as a case study, this article argues that the Bristol-type recommendations--which emphasise reformulation of clinical governance structures, including early reporting of "sentinel events" and compulsory clinical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine


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