Prevalence and characteristics of complaint-prone doctors in private practice in Victoria

John A Buntine
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10874
Published online: 19 September 2011

To the Editor: Bismark, Spittal and Studdert observed that complaints clustered around certain doctors.1 They state that, in Victoria, extrapolations from their findings indicate that 1% of the medical workforce in private practice accounts for nearly 20% of complaints, and that male surgeons who have practised for more than 30 years are the doctors who are most complained about.1

  • John A Buntine

  • Australian Association of Surgeons, Melbourne, VIC.


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