NOTIFICATIONS TO THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH PRACTITIONER REGULATION AGENCY: IDENTIFYING ‘HOT SPOTS’ OF RISK TO HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF HEALTHCARE

Grant number: 1092933 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Health practitioners with performance, health or conduct concerns can present a serious risk to patients. Yet we lack reliable methods for identifying these practitioners at an early stage. Each year the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency receives 1,000s of notifications about individual practitioners. We will use this data to identify “hot spots” of risk among different groups of practitioners and help target interventions to support practitioners and protect patients from harm.

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