Research: professional regulation and pandemic response - international comparison

A new research paper considers whether "some nations may have been better positioned" to implement needed regulatory policy change during the pandemic "due to their systems of healthcare professional regulation." The article explores three research questions: (1) Did healthcare professional regulators and governments respond differently to the COVID-19 pandemic across the three countries [the UK, Australia, and Canada]? (2) Did national-level professional regulations in the UK and Australia lead to a more effective pandemic response than in Canada, with its system of provincial professional regulation? (3) How did professionals view these pandemic policy responses?

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