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Australia's Health Workforce

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    The Productivity Commission research report, ‘Australia's Health Workforce’, was released on 19 January 2006. The Commission was asked to undertake a research study to examine issues impacting on the health workforce over the next 10 years. The main finding of the commissioned study’s report is that changes are needed if Australia’s health workforce is to become more efficient and effective. The Commission recommended an integrated set of national actions which will result in a more sustainable and responsive health workforce. The proposed workforce arrangements are designed to: drive reform to scopes of practice, and job design more broadly, while maintaining safety and quality; deliver a more coordinated and responsive education and training regime for health workers; accredit the courses and institutions and register health professionals in nationally consolidated and coherent frameworks; and; provide the financial incentives to support access to safe and high quality care in a manner that promotes innovation in health workplaces. The proposals would benefit all Australians, including those in rural and remote areas and Indigenous communities where workforce shortages are particularly evident.

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    This book is provided by Productivity Commission, Government of Australia in its series Research Reports with number 18 and published in 2006.

    ISBN: 1 74037 189 5
    Handle: RePEc:ris:prodcs:18

    Note: 435 pages
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    Keywords: Australia; Clinical training; General practice; Health; Health costs; health workforce; Health workforce professionals; Medical technology; Medicine;

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    1. Elizabeth Webster & Mark Wooden & Gary Marks, 2004. "Reforming the Labour Market for Australian Teachers," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2004n28, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
    2. James Buchan & Lynn Calman, 2005. "Skill-Mix and Policy Change in the Health Workforce: Nurses in Advanced Roles," OECD Health Working Papers 17, OECD Publishing.
    3. Irving Shapiro & Matthew D. Shapiro & David Wilcox, 2001. "Measuring the value of Cataract Surgery," NBER Chapters, in: Medical Care Output and Productivity, pages 411-438 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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