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Medicare plus and overseas-trained medical doctors

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posted on 05.05.2017, 03:27 by Birrell, Bob, Hawthorne, Lesleyanne
Until the late 1990s the Australian Government’s medical workforce policy focussed on limiting reliance on overseas trained doctors (OTDs). Since that time the reverse policy has been instituted. As a result, by 2004 there was a heavy reliance on temporary entry OTDs in areas of medicine that locally trained doctors were reluctant to service. The introduction of Medicare Plus in mid-2004 has been accompanied by additional initiatives to increase OTD recruitment. This article explores the implications of these policy developments. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 12, no. 2 (2004), p. 83-99. ISSN 1039-4788

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