Patients to get new tool to choose doctor: survival rates

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

According to media reports, the UK government planned 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.