Transparency through disclosing performance data
A recent perspective article in the Medical Journal of Australia has argued that in the future there may be a legal duty for practitioners to disclose their performance data as part of informed consent. With increased collection of performance data and a shift towards patient centred care the article explores what practitioners obligations might be.
MJA Insight explores the issue further in an article looking at when a duty to disclose performance data may exist and what the implications under consumer law may be if it is not volunteered. The complexity of the issue is further highlighted with consideration of the impacts to medical care and medical training.
MJA Insight: Duty to disclose performance data: sooner than later