A radical new treatment for the sick health workforce

Christopher B. Del Mar*, Naomi Dwyer

*Corresponding author for this work

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• The health workforce crisis needs radical treatment; simply educating more health workers will be insufficient, and role substitution among existing health workers is untenable. • We propose a new class of health worker who would take on single disease or single procedure responsibilities, working mostly to protocols; and be embedded within current structures. • We also propo se modular health education which has fewer entry points into the health system, allows transfer between different disciplines, and is based on modules that can be accumulated to allow progress through the system to gain more clinical responsibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2006


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