The Rural Procedural Audit (RPA) was a partnership between the RACS, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
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.
How to continue with the RPA
The RPA for RACS, RACP and RANZCOG is available within the RACS Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT). Data can continue to be entered by original participants from these colleges.
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.