Medical Board of Australia’s proposal to root out underperforming doctors

SMH, 17 August 2016
Author: Harriet Alexander
“Poor doctors will be rooted out and “remediated” under a proposal by the health regulator to improve the competence of medical practitioners. An expert report to the Medical Board of Australia recommends strengthening the continued professional education of all doctors and better screening of those who may be at risk of poor performance. The aim of the screening would be to identify poor performers or those at risk of becoming poor performers, and support them to prevent adverse incidents from occurring.”
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