Risks of complaints and adverse disciplinary findings against international medical graduates in Victoria and Western Australia

Nguyen D Nguyen and Tran V Nguyen
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11628
Published online: 18 March 2013

To the Editor: In a recent article,1 Elkin and colleagues concluded that, compared with Australian-trained doctors (ATDs), international medical graduates (IMGs) posed a greater risk of attracting complaints to medical boards. However, we think the conclusion is not supported by the data, and might have been compromised by the analytical methods used.

  • Nguyen D Nguyen1,2
  • Tran V Nguyen2

  • 1 St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Musculoskeletal Diseases Division, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, NSW.


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