eCite Digital Repository

Performance data and informed consent: a duty to disclose?


McWhirter, R, Performance data and informed consent: a duty to disclose?, Medical Journal of Australia, 207, (3) pp. 100-101. ISSN 0025-729X (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

PDF (MJA pdf)
Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy

DOI: doi:10.5694/mja16.01195


Hospitals, colleges and other institutions increasingly collect, analyse and disseminate data relating to the performance of individual health practitioners, particularly those undertaking surgical procedures. Arguments have long been made for an ethical duty to disclose information regarding a practitioner’s experience or skill to patients as part of the process of informed consent (Box 1).1 Significantly, recent developments suggest that practitioners may, in some circumstances, have a legal duty to disclose their performance data to patients (Box 2).

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Ethics, information management, informed consent, medical negligence, medicolegal
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Private law and civil obligations
Research Field:Tort law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:McWhirter, R (Dr Rebekah McWhirter)
ID Code:121313
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-09-22
Last Modified:2017-10-19

Repository Staff Only: item control page