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Do available predictions of future medical workforce requirements provide a sensible basis for planning? Yes

Peter M Brooks
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): 266. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11016
Published online: 3 September 2012

Professor Peter Brooks advocates increasing productivity and reducing demand to prepare for what lies ahead

If future increased health care demand in Australia is simply met by increasing medical workforce capacity by the year 2025, our country will go bankrupt. However, recently released modelling shows us how we can meet this demand in other ways.

  • Peter M Brooks

  • Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne and University of Queensland, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: brooksp@unimelb.edu.au

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