• 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.
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|