Patient survival rates to be published: Australia may follow UK lead

The UK government said this week it would soon begin publishing survival rates for surgeons across 10 different specialities so that patients could choose who would treat them.

Media reports said the UK government planned eventually to do the same thing for GPs.

Slater and Gordon national practice group leader for medical law Bill Madden questioned the value of comparing data between specialties with different survival rates but said the practice would ultimately reach Australia.

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