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A national medical register: balancing public transparency and professional privacy

Judith M Healy and Paul Dugdale
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (9): 549-550.
Published online: 5 May 2008

In reply: Arnold makes some interesting points about the balance of state and professional involvement in medical registration arrangements. Wherever the balance is struck, politicians, bureaucrats and medical professionals all derive their power in some measure from the public whom they serve.

  • Judith M Healy
  • Paul Dugdale

  • Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: judith.healy@anu.edu.au

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