Journal article

Reporting of health practitioners by their treating practitioner under Australia's national mandatory reporting law

Marie M Bismark, Matthew Spittal, Jennifer M Morris, David M Studdert

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency, nature and outcomes of reports about health practitioners made by their treating practitioners under Australia's new mandatory reporting system. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective case file review and analysis of treating practitioner reports received by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency between 1 November 2011 and 31 January 2013, and of the outcomes of the completed investigations of these reports to November 2014. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Characteristics of treating practitioners and reported practitioners; nature of the care relationship; grounds for report; regulatory action taken in response to report. RESULTS: Of 846 mandatory repo..

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