Medical Workforce Report

29 September 2017

The Western Australian public health sector (WA Health) is facing increasing pressure to meet the growing demand for healthcare services; it has the second lowest specialist to population ratio in Australia and is functioning within a tight fiscal environment, while adapting to an activity based funding/management (ABF/M) model. WA Health’s ability to deliver a high quality health service in the future will be totally dependent upon the capacity to supply, and equitably distribute, an appropriately skilled medical workforce to meet this demand.

The Medical Workforce Report 2015-16 should be read with consideration of the following points:

  • The information provided in the report represents ‘a point in time’ as at 30 September 2015. 
  • Assumptions and limitations are detailed on page 6 of the report
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