Navigation Links
Complaint-prone doctors can be identified before complaints occur
Date:4/11/2013

The three-year study, the largest of its kind ever conducted in Australia, found about 3% of Australia's medical workforce accounts for nearly half of all complaints. Researchers also identified several risk factors, which could be used to help identify which doctors were at high risk of receiving further complaints in the near future.

The researchers worked closely with Health Complaints Commissioners in seven states and territories and collected information on nearly 19,000 complaints against 11,000 doctors over a decade.

The study indicates there is a need to identify the high-risk group earlier in order to target interventions to improve quality of care.

Dr Marie Bismark from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and lead author of the study, said "by identifying high-risk doctors early, there was an opportunity to address problem behaviours and unsafe practice conditions."

"Early identification and intervention should lead to improved quality of care for patients," she said.

"Findings from this study have implications for complaints agencies, indemnity insurers, medical Boards, and professional Colleges."

The strongest predictor of doctors' risk of future complaints was the number of complaints they had previously received, although specialty and males were also risk factors.

Professor David Studdert, leader of the research group at the University of Melbourne, said this world-first study could help improve the quality and safety of health care. "Finding a way to predict, early on, which clinicians are going to experience lots of medico-legal problems in the future is a kind of holy grail in our field." he said.

"These findings are exciting because they open the way for agencies like health complaints commissions and medical boards to play more of a prevention role, rather than just waiting to pick up the pieces after things go wrong."


'/>"/>

Contact: Anne Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds doctors have exaggerated fears when starting patients on insulin
2. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
3. Callahan honored for improving older adults health in their doctors offices
4. Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings
5. Doctors Restore Some Hand Function to Quadriplegic Patient
6. Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
7. Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Counterparts: Study
8. Male doctors make $12K more per year than female doctors
9. Is it constitutional for states to regulate pharmaceutical gifts and meals to doctors?
10. Doctors cite concern for patients, colleagues top motives for working sick
11. Hospitals communication during residency matching may put stress on OB-GYN doctors-in-training
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Over $60 Billion is spent annually on products ... toys, leading product review site for Toys, Tots, Pets & More (TTPM) announced the ... Spring Showcase at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. , Chosen from a ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... May 02, ... ... with Specialty Pharmacy Times, has announced a new Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Award ... be determined based on the quarterly results from Zitter Health Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... According to an American Psychological Association ... are sexually abused before the age of 18. Of those who survive, many still ... and others. , In her new book, Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah!, she ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... Analytics EVP and GM Jim Callandrillo and Duane Reed, VP of business ... Annual Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group (PBIRG) General Meeting from May ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The Evolve Paddle Board Company- which specializes in ... the outcome of their partnership with Yoloha Yoga- producers of high quality cork yoga ... SUP yoga has seen a dramatic rise in popularity throughout the last few years. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... , April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Contamine, Directeur Financier Sanofi, ... santé, publie ses résultats pour le ... du Groupe, Jérôme Contamine, commente les ... et les perspectives pour le reste ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016-2020" report to their offering.      ... global plastic surgery products market is expected to grow ... , ,The growing adoption of laser in aesthetics is ... market. Lasers are used to treat a broad range ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Net Sales of $1.90 billion represent an increase of 67.8% ... an increase of 1.2% on an adjusted pro forma, constant ... were $0.52 reported, a decrease of 47.5% from the prior ... the prior year period , The Company increases constant ... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: