Australia's National Register of Health Practitioners

7 February 2012

Professor Cameron Stewart comments on concerns surrounding Australia's healthcare register.

A report in The Global Mail identified nearly 100 instances where formal reprimands of practitioners delivered by courts, tribunals or other oversight bodies across the country are not reflected on the register.

"The whole point of the system is to protect the public," says Professor Stewart.

"But if the register is unreliable, or it's missing very important pieces of information, the public won't be empowered.

"In fact, they'll be misled."

View the entire article - Misleading Healthcare Register Puts Patients At Risk - The Global Mail

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