Understanding The Dynamics Of The Medical Workforce To Improve Population Health And Equity Of Access: The Australian Longitudinal Survey Of Doctors

Grant number: 454799 | Funding period: 2007 - 2012



The health workforce is now a key area of government policy. The ageing of the medical workforce, combined with more women entering medicine and changes in doctors preferences over their work-life balance, are all likely to have important effects on the ability of health care system to provide good quality and accessible health care. However, there is little knowledge or understanding of how and why doctors make decisions on how many hours they work, their location of work, including working in rural and remote areas, and decisions to leave the medical workforce and retire. These decisions have important effects on the population�s access to health care and therefore on their health status a..

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