In Australia, between 2014 and 2019, there were 50 successful prosecutions of people pretending to be registered health practitioners. The idea of a layperson trying to pass themselves off as a medical professional might seem far-fetched but it’s a common occurrence in the country. A confluence of several factors can lead a fraudster into deception, including a “desire for prestige” or to impress family, financial reward, or the “flattering” trust and confidence of the general population. What can be done to stop these imposters in the medical field?

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