The Rural Procedural Audit (RPA) was a partnership between
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
Health Continuing Education (RHCE) program to support qualified
health professionals living and working in rural and remote
Australia to undertake continuing professional development
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
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.