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Scandinavians to introduce malpractice register. Health authorities respond. Last week’s reports about foreign doctors cautioned for serious or fatal malpractice have prompted action by Scandinavian health authorities. The lack of a common Nordic register means that nomad doctors are free to work in other countries without fear of having their history checked.

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Scandinavians to introduce malpractice register

Published on Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010 at 13:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Health authorities respond.

Ringerike hospital (Illustration photo)
Ringerike hospital (Illustration photo)
Photo: Hau-maggus/Wikimedia Commons


Last week’s reports about foreign doctors cautioned for serious or fatal malpractice have prompted action by Scandinavian health authorities.

The lack of a common Nordic register means that nomad doctors are free to work in other countries without fear of having their history checked.

At present, reporting is limited to cases where medical staff have had their licence restricted or revoked.

The Norwegian Board of Health (Helsetilsynet) has announced it has reviewed current regulations, and has agreed with Denmark and Sweden to expand current practices.

Information will now also include other types of measures taken – for example cautions – and who has received them.

However, they underline it’s still the employer’s responsibility to obtain and check the information properly before employing people.



Published on Wednesday, 3rd March, 2010 at 13:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: malpractice, foreign, doctors, fatalities, health, care, board, norway, sweden, denmark, nordic, registry.





  
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