GPs fear violence over real-time script monitoring
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 result in more assaults on GPs.