GPs should choose own quality indicators

GPs must be able to choose which clinical indictors – if any – they use to measure quality and safety at their practice, the AMA has said in a new position statement.

The organisation’s stance on measuring practice performance follows last month’s announcement by the RACGP that is has developed  22 clinical indicators that practices can use to produce a “quality report card”.

The AMA says it recognises the potential benefits of clinical indicators in ensuring best practice, but warns that unless they are entirely voluntary

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