Options for expanding the health workforce

Brooks, Peter M., Robinson, Lynn and Ellis, Niki M. (2008) Options for expanding the health workforce. Australian Health Review, 32 1: 156-160.


Author Brooks, Peter M.
Robinson, Lynn
Ellis, Niki M.
Title Options for expanding the health workforce
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
Publication date 2008-02-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 156
End page 160
Total pages 5
Editor Sandra Leggat
Christine Binskin
Place of publication Austraila
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
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Abstract Health workforce reform remains a major challenge for Australia. The recent Productivity Commission report provided some guidance, but, sadly, few of the recommendations have been implemented. Health economies (and with them the health workforce) will continue to expand as the burden of disease increases. The important issue is to expand the current workforce but provide for a generalist stream that allows flexibility and retraining. The future health workforce needs to be able to provide patient-centred care, to have a focus on public health and disease prevention, use information and the new communication technologies, to be able to work as part of a team and partner with a range of organisations and to be dedicated to quality improvement within the health system.
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
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