Removal of doctors from practice for professional misconduct in Australia and New Zealand

Elkin, K., Spittal, M.J., Elkin, D., Studdert, D.M.
Submitted: December, 2012

Tribunals in Australia and New Zealand tend to remove doctors from practice for behaviours indicative of character flaws and lack of insight, rather than behaviours exhibiting errors in care delivery, poor clinical judgement or lack of knowledge. The generalisability of these findings to regulatory regimes for health practitioners in other countries should be tested.