Mandatory reporting of performance, health and conduct concerns among health practitioners
Health practitioners are often well placed to identify colleagues who pose risks to patients, but they have traditionally been reluctant to do so. Since 2010, laws in all Australian states and territories require health practitioners to report all "notifiable conduct" that comes to their attention to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). We reviewed 850 mandatory reports and conducted 20 semi-structured interviews to better understand the nature and consequences of mandatory reports.
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- Bismark, M. M., Spittal, M. J., Plueckhahn, T. M., & Studdert, D. M. (2014). Mandatory reports of concerns about the health, performance and conduct of health practitioners. The Medical journal of Australia, 201(7), 399-403.
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