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Spatial distribution of the supply of the clinical health workforce 2014: relationship to the distribution of the Indigenous population

Posted on: 19 December, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Remote Rural Urban Workforce

Pagnini D (2016)
Spatial distribution of the supply of the clinical health workforce 2014: relationship to the distribution of the Indigenous population
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report looks at the geographic supply of the clinical health workforce in seven key professions with particular relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; general practitioners, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists and optometrists, to identify areas in Australia that face particular supply challenges. A new Geographically-adjusted Index of Relative Supply (GIRS) was developed to indicate the supply of professionals in one area compared with another. The report is structured as follows:

  • chapter one- introduction
  • chapter two – provides an overview of the conceptual development of the GIRS, then presents the data sources and steps used to calculate the GIRS scores for each profession
  • chapters three to nine – present detailed descriptions of the findings for each of the seven included professions
  • chapter ten – presents a high-level overview of the findings, and reviews the consistency of GIRS scores across the seven included professions.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare