Facing up: SA doctors fear virtual consults could lead to legal disputes

A survey finds that while SA doctors see the benefits of telemedicine, they are concerned about possible litigation

10 January 2021 - 16:38

While telemedicine has become a fundamental tool during the Covid-19 pandemic, SA doctors fear if they miss something during virtual consults they could open themselves up to possible litigation.

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) — which represents 32,000 health care professionals in SA — recently conducted a survey among 512 doctors...

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