Older GPs are 60% more likely to trigger complaints, audit reveals

A new study puts the focus back on the medical board's plan for competency checks on older doctors

The debate over screening older doctors for substandard practice is back on the agenda with a new study finding GPs aged over 65 are more than 60% more likely to receive complaints than their younger colleagues.


The research released this week follows the Medical Board of Australia’s declaration in November that it plans to screen older doctors every three years — a move some critics describe as age discrimination.