The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 344.6 to 381.4 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2007 and 2011, which reflected a 10.7% rise in practitioner numbers. The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 37.6% of practitioners in 2011 compared with 34% in 2007. Specialists-in-training in the public sector worked the most average hours per week (47.6) while general practitioners in the public sector worked the least (20.5).
ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-396-1; Cat. no. HWL 49; 79pp.; $18.00
AIHW 2013. Medical workforce 2011. National health workforce series. Cat. no. HWL 49. Canberra: AIHW.