Increasing demand for Medical Specialists in rural areas

Nurses, medical specialists will be in short supply by 2025

Recent data provided by Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has identified a likely workforce shortage for doctors and nurses out to 2025.

According to research carried out by HWA, the healthcare industry will be looking at some serious shortages over the next few years, with nurses and other medical specialties being especially in demand. The results come from the Health Workforce 2025 report (HW2025), Australia’s first long-term national healthcare workforce planning projection out to 2025.

The HW2025 report also identified the medical specialities that will be in the shortest supply by 2025. These included obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, anatomical pathology, psychiatry, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology.

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