GPs fear violence over real-time script monitoring

AMA in Queensland supports the scheme but wants safeguards in place


GPs may face more assaults and violence from doctor-shoppers under real-time prescription monitoring schemes, AMA Queensland has warned.

The state is currently considering a scheme, with legislation before a parliamentary committee for review.

If passed, Queensland would join Victoria and Tasmania in using real-time script monitoring to tackle opioid addiction.

In its submission to the committee, AMA Queensland says it supports the new system but is worried it may