The GP workforce: no room for complacency

Nicholas J Glasgow and Kirsty A Douglas
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50597
Published online: 18 May 2020

We need to make primary care careers attractive: the future of our health system depends on it

In this issue of the Journal, Playford and colleagues1 ask whether there is a primary care emergency in Australia. They report evidence from one Australian medical school — a decline in the proportion of its graduates who become general practitioners — and warn that, if their finding applies nationally, it may signal an emerging primary care workforce deficit.

  • Nicholas J Glasgow1
  • Kirsty A Douglas2

  • 1 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT


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