Rural Procedural Audit


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The Rural Procedural Audit (RPA) was a partnership between the:

The RPA provided support for rural centres and individual rural-based clinicians from the participating colleges to collect and analyse audit data on designated procedures using an electronic data collection tool. Individualised data reports provided a basis for comparison of acceptable procedural outcomes in rural and remote locations of Australia.

The RPA was funded until 31 December 2013 by the Commonwealth Government  Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) program to support qualified health professionals living and working in rural and remote Australia to undertake continuing professional development activities.

The RPA officially closed in December 2013.

How to continue with the RPA

The RPA dataset and reports are available within the RACS Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT).

Data can continue to be entered by any Australian RACS, RACP or RANZCOG Fellow currently practising in a rural zone-defined by the Australian Government's Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) classifications as a centre with a population under 100,000. This is in keeping with the original aims of the Rural Procedural Audit.

The RPA dataset for RANZCO has not been implemented into the MALT system. RANZCO Fellows are welcome to audit their practice through the Fight Retinal Blindness! Project.