Submission: Inquiry into the Factors Affecting the Supply of Health Services and Medical Professionals in Rural Areas

10/01/2012

The AMA has responded to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee Inquiry into the Factors Affecting the Supply of Health Services and Medical Practitioners in Rural Areas by making a submission identifying key issues affecting the supply of medical professionals in rural Australia and the health of rural Australians.

The AMA submission outlines a comprehensive set of strategies needed to underpin the development of a more sustainable medical workforce in rural areas that meets the needs of local communities.

The submission highlights in particular:generalism, remuneration and incentives, hospital infrastructure and recruitment and retention.

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