A national medical register: balancing public transparency and professional privacy

Judith Healy, Costanza Maffi, Paul Dugdale

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    Abstract

    • The first aim of a medical registration scheme should be to protect patients. • Medical registration boards currently offer variable information to the public on doctors' registration status. • Current reform proposals for a national registration scheme should include free public access to professional profiles of registered medical practitioners. • Practitioner profiles should include: practitioner's full name and practice address; type of qualifications; year first registered, and duration and type of registration; any conditions on registration and practice; any disciplinary action taken; and participation in continuing professional education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-249
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume188
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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