Solving Australia's rural medical workforce shortage

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Abstract

A longstanding but complex health policy issue has been toensure people in rural Australia have good access to medicalcare. In the context of a reported national oversupplyof doctors, policies to redistribute doctors to areas ofundersupply are of particular relevance. This policy briefsummarises key evidence from the MABEL survey in relationto supporting the rural medical workforce. Our evidenceshows that a range of factors throughout the medicaltraining pipeline and the course of doctors’ work influencesthe supply of doctors in rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherUniversity of Melbourne
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCentre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics. Policy Brief
PublisherCentre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics
ISSN (Print)2201-9995
ISSN (Electronic)2202-0004

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McGrail, M., O'Sullivan, B., Russell, D., & Scott, A. (2017). Solving Australia's rural medical workforce shortage. (Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics. Policy Brief). University of Melbourne.