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Improving knowledge and data about the medical workforce underpins healthy communities and doctors

Grant M Russell, Matthew R McGrail, Belinda O’Sullivan and Anthony Scott
Med J Aust 2021; 214 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50962
Published online: 8 March 2021

Challenges with data infrastructure are affecting medical workforce research and access to medical care

  • Grant M Russell1
  • Matthew R McGrail2
  • Belinda O’Sullivan3
  • Anthony Scott4

  • 1 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, Rockhampton, QLD
  • 3 Rural Clinical School, University of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD
  • 4 Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Correspondence: a.scott@unimelb.edu.au

Competing interests:

Matthew McGrail and Anthony Scott were on paid committees with, and Belinda O'Sullivan was employed by, the Department of Health, which is developing the NMWS. All authors were involved in running the MABEL survey, which was partly funded by the Department of Health.

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