AHPRA 'triage' will fast-track complaints against doctors

It has been piloted in the NT, Queensland, SA and WA with positive results

Complaints against doctors will be resolved quicker under a new 'triage' system to be rolled out nationally, AHPRA says.

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The method — trialed in the NT, Queensland, SA, and WA — has been shown to boost the proportion of complaints assessed within 20 days to 37%, up from a general figure of just 8%.

The system involves a committee with a smaller quorum than usual, but at least one health practitioner and one community member, who will decide whether a complaint can be closed early.

The committee considers the complaint and the

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