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Medico-legal risks and low-value care online learning for health professionals

Low-value care is an issue of concern in Australian health care. This training highlights how medico-legal risks and low-value care are connected in several ways.

Medico-legal risks and low-value care

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The content in this course is based on material originally developed by Professor Nola Ries, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney as part of a research project funded by the Avant Foundation Grant program.

Target audience: GPs and medical specialists

Open to: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: GPs, Self-directed CPD - view details

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Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this training you should be able to:

  1. apply core legal knowledge to avoid low-value care
  2. evaluate the medico-legal risks of low-value care to inform clinical reasoning, communication and decisions
  3. implement strategies to improve patient communication and decision-making.

Continuing professional development points


RACGP CPD CPD Activity logo 2 points

This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity number: 324936).

Self-directed CPD

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

5 Questions

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.

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