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1 Australia s Health Workforce Series Doctors in focus 2012

2 Enquiries concerning this report and its reproduction should be directed to: Health Workforce Australia This work is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or part for study or training purposes only, provided that the acknowledgment below is included. Any reproduction for purposes other than those indicated above, or otherwise not in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 or any other legal obligation, requires the written permission of Health Workforce Australia (HWA). Health Workforce Australia GPO Box 2098, Adelaide SA 5001 T F E Citation: Health Workforce Australia 2012, Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus, Health Workforce Australia: Adelaide

3 Australia s Health Workforce Series Doctors in focus 2012

4 The health of our people is critical to our national economy, our national security and, arguably, our national identity. Our own health and the health of our families are key determinants of our wellbeing National Health and Hospitals Reform Commisson

5 Contents Introduction... 1 How many doctors?... 3 Type of practitioner Type of specialist Gender profile Age profile Hours worked Where are doctors located? State and territory distribution Regional distribution How many doctors is Australia training? Students and graduates Interns Vocational medical training and fellows How many doctors are from overseas? Visas granted Countries of origin Assessment pathways In closing... 37

6 Introduction There are significant challenges facing Australia s health workforce now and into the future, including an ageing population, expected increased demand for health services and increasing expectations for service delivery, changing burden of disease and broader labour market issues. Such challenges are well documented in a number of publications including the Productivity Commission s 2005 report Australia s Health Workforce and The Treasury s Intergenerational Report. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and was established to address the challenges of providing a skilled, flexible and innovative health workforce that responds to the needs of the Australian community. To be able to plan for these Doctors play a vital role in maintaining our health and wellbeing. For most people, their first contact with the health system is through a general practitioner. future challenges, it is imperative to understand the existing workforce, its size and characteristics and origins. To this end, HWA designed the Australia s Health Workforce series, to focus on describing particular professions, settings and issues of interest to provide the context for understanding future health workforce challenges. This is the first issue in the Australia s Heath Workforce series and in this issue doctors in Australia are in focus. Information is brought together from various sources to provide a picture of Australia s existing doctor workforce. In 2009 the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission noted The health of our people is critical to our national economy, our national security and, arguably, our national identity. Our own health and the health of our families are key determinants 1 Health Workforce Australia

7 of our wellbeing. 1 Doctors play a vital role in maintaining our health and wellbeing. For most people, their first contact with the health system is through a general practitioner (GP). People can choose their own GP and GPs often act as gatekeepers to the rest of the health system, by making patient referrals to specialist services. With an increasingly important focus on reducing demand for health care through early intervention, GPs also have an important role to play in advising on wellness and prevention strategies. However GPs form only one component of the medical workforce in Australia s health system. Other specialist medical practitioners exist within numerous settings including public and private hospitals and community based settings; with doctors often working together and in concert with other health workforce participants such as nurses, carers and allied health professionals to provide care for patients with complex conditions. Playing such a critical role in Australia s health system and in maintaining people s health, it is important to examine and understand the changing face of Australia s doctors. Data sources used The main data sources used in this report are: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Medical Labour Force Survey. This survey collects information about the demographics and employment of individuals registered in the medical profession. The medical labour force survey was conducted annually up to 2009, with the questionnaire administered by the state and territory registration boards, in conjunction with the registration renewal process. Response to the AIHW survey was voluntary and the variability of response rates is a limitation of the data. In 2009, the response rate for the medical survey was 53%. The response rate declined in later years, with AIHW suggesting estimates for Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory be interpreted with caution due to low response rates. As such, this article focuses at a national level. From 2010, the labour force survey is administered through the new national registration body, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of HWA, as part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. This scheme commenced on 1 July 2010 and means for the first time in Australia the ten health professions covered by the scheme are regulated by nationally consistent legislation. The new scheme provides the opportunity for enhanced information on our health labour forces. Information on the various steps in the medical education pathway was sourced from data published in the Medical Training Review Panel Fourteenth Report (MTRP). In particular, data on undergraduate medical students and medical graduates is from the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand s Student Statistics Collection, which is conducted annually. Information on prevocational medical training is obtained from state and territory health departments; information on vocational medical training is from the specialist medical colleges and General Practice Education and Training. Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) administrative data includes applications granted to medical professionals for visa types: temporary business long stay (subclass 457); occupational trainee (subclass 442); medical practitioner temporary (subclass 422); general skilled migration and employer sponsored migration outcomes. (1) A Healthier Future For All Australians Final Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission June Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 2

8 How many doctors? In 2009 there were 82,895 doctors registered in Australia (excluding multi-state registrations), with the majority (90%) in the medical labour force (either working, looking for work or on leave). Of those in the medical labour force, almost all were working (72,739 or 98%) at the time of the survey. Most (93%) were working as clinicians, that is, doctors who spend most time working on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients. Non-clinicians, or those doctors that reported they spent most of their time not involved in clinical practice, made up less than 10% of working doctors. Nonclinicians include administrators, teachers or educators, researchers, public health physicians and occupational health physicians. Over the last decade, the number of registered doctors has increased by almost half (44%), rising from 57,553 registrations in The number of working doctors increased by a similar amount (45%) over the same timeframe, rising from 50,223. While overall numbers of registered and working doctors increased substantially from 1999 to 2009, their distribution across the workforce is similar. 3 Health Workforce Australia

9 Figure 1: Registered medical practitioners by labour force status, 2009 All medical practitioner registrations in states and territories in ,261 Registered medical practitioners 82,895 (91.8%) Multi-state registrations 7,366 (8.2%) In medical labour force in Australia 74,260 (89.6%) Not in medical labour force in Australia 8,636 (10.4%) Employed elsewhere and not looking for work in medicine 840 (9.7%) Not employed, not looking for work 2,654 (30.7%) Retired from work 2,111 (24.4%) Australian-registered medical practitioners working overseas 3,030 (35.1%) Currently employed in medicine 72,739 (98%) On extended leave 1,154 (1.6%) Looking for work in medicine 366 (0.5%) Clinicians 67,613 (93.0%) Non-clinicians 5,127 (7.0%) Employed elsewhere 62 (17.0%) Not employed 304 (83.1%) Primary care practitioners 25,707 (38.0%) Hospital non-specialists 7,677 (11.4%) Specialists 24,290 (35.9%) Specialists-in-training 9,154 (13.5%) Other clinicians 785 (1.2%) Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 2009 For example, in 2009: 90% of registered doctors were in the medical labour force (88% in 1999) 98% of those in the medical labour force were employed (99% in 1999) Most working doctors (93%) were employed as clinicians (92% in 1999). As it is working doctors who provide services to the community, the remainder of this article focuses on those working or employed doctors, rather than all registered doctors. While overall numbers of registered and working doctors increased substantially from 1999 to 2009, their distribution across the workforce is similar. Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 4

10 How does Australia compare internationally? Chile (b) Turkey (b) Korea Mexico Poland Japan Canada (b) United States Slovenia New Zealand United Kingdom Finland Luxembourg Netherlands (b) Ireland (b) Belguim Australia Hungary France (b) Estonia Israel Denmark Spain Czech Republic Iceland Germany Sweden Portugal (c) Switzerland Norway Austria Greece (b) International comparisons are useful and allow for examination of performance against the experiences of other countries. The OECD produces a range of key indicators for international comparison one of which is the number of physicians per 1,000 population. Australia s ratio of physicians (3 per 1,000) is similar to many other developed countries. Figure 2: Physicians (a), density per 1,000 population - headcount, OECD countries, 2008 (a) Practicing physicians, those providing care directly to patients. (b) Professionally active physicians, which includes practising physicians plus other physicians working in the health sector as managers, educators, researchers, etc. (c) All physicians who are licensed to practice. Source: OECD Health Data Number 5 Health Workforce Australia

11 Type of practitioner While the ratio of clinicians to nonclinicians remained similar from 1999 to 2009, the composition of the clinician workforce is changing. The clinical workforce is made up of: Primary care practitioners while primary care practitioners are mostly GPs, the definition is broader and encompasses those practitioners who: were employed at the time of the survey; spent most of their time the week prior to the survey as a clinician; and reported their main area of clinical practice as primary or general care. Specialists doctors with a qualification awarded by or deemed equivalent to that awarded by, a specialist college in Australia to treat certain conditions. Specialists-in-training doctors who have been accepted by a specialist college into a supervised training position. A key focus of government reform has been to strengthen primary health care. In relation to GPs, this has seen significant increases in GP training places. Table 1: Employed clinical doctors by type, 1999 and 2009 Hospital non-specialists doctors mainly employed in a salaried position in a hospital who do not have a recognised specialist qualification and who are not in training to gain a recognised specialist qualification. This includes interns, resident medical officers, career medical officers and other salaried hospital practitioners. Other clinicians doctors who do not report as belonging to any of the categories above. This category was first identified separately in 2006, and in 2009, doctors classified as other clinicians comprised approximately 1% of working doctors. In the following analysis, this group is not identified separately due to the size of the category, however they are included in totals where applicable. While doctor numbers increased across all clinician types, primary care practitioners, Change 1999 to 2009 Average annual growth 1999 to 2009 Primary care practitioner Specialist Specialist-in-training Hospital non-specialist 20,616 16,459 4,455 4,469 no. no. % % 25,707 24,290 9,154 7, Total 45,999 67,613 (a) (a) Includes other clinicians. Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 and 2009 National Clinical Supervision Support Framework 6

12 although having the highest numbers of doctors overall, experienced the smallest percentage growth over the period 1999 to Specialistsin-training experienced the greatest percentage increase, more than doubling in number over the period 1999 to 2009 (Table 1). Consistent with primary care practitioners experiencing the lowest percentage growth from 1999 to 2009, this group has also fallen as a proportion of all working doctors. In 1999 primary care practitioners accounted for 41% of all working doctors, falling to just over a third (35%) in This was countered by increases in specialists-in-training (increasing four percentage points to 13% of all working doctors) and hospital non-specialists (increasing to 11% from 9%) (Figure 3). Joyce and McNeil 2 suggested reasons for medical graduates being less inclined to enter general practice may include: the perception that general practice is less prestigious than other specialties; reports of low morale, high workload, heavy administrative burden and poor job satisfaction negatively influencing career choices; tightening of training requirements in late 90s including compulsory rural placements, making it less attractive compared with other specialties. In recent years however, a key focus of government reform has been to strengthen primary health care. In relation to GPs, this has seen significant increases in prevocational and vocational GP training places the number of prevocational training places will increase from approximately 400 to 975 in 2014 and the number of vocational training places will increase from 600 to 1,200 by These increases may impact on the proportion of doctors becoming GPs. General practitioner numbers - Medicare Medicare is another source of medical practitioner data, holding substantial data on the general practitioner workforce. Medicare data and AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey data are collected differently Medicare is an administrative collection while AIHW is a voluntary self-reported survey. Differences in methodologies and definitions account for different results in the two collections. GP headcount is a count of all GPs who provided at least one Medicare Service during the reference period and had at least one claim for Medicare Service processed during the same reference period. This data shows slowly increasing GP numbers, with an average annual growth of approximately 1% from to Another measure used to examine the GP workforce is full-time workload equivalent (FWE). FWE provides a standardised measure to estimate workforce activity of GPs, adjusting for the partial contribution of parttime doctors. FWE is a measure of service provision and has experienced a slightly higher rate of average annual growth over the period to (2%) compared with GP headcount numbers. Table 2: General Practice Workforce Statistics, and Headcount Full-time workload equivalent (a) ,147 16,433 Change 1999 to 2009 Average annual growth 1999 to 2009 no. no. % % 26,613 19, (a) Full-time workload is calculated by dividing each doctor s Medicare billing by the average billing of full-time doctors for the reference period. Source: Medicare, Internal DoHA, October 2010, viewed on Department of Health and Ageing website 30 August (2) Joyce CM and McNeil JJ 2006 Fewer medical graduates are choosing general practice: a comparison of four cohorts, Medical Journal Australia, Volume 185 Number 2; Health Workforce Australia

13 Figure 3: Type of clinician as a proportion of all employed doctors, 1999 to 2009 Proportion of employed doctors (%) Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 to 2009 Primary care practitioner Specialist Hospital non-specialist Specialist-in-training Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 8

14 Type of specialist The AIHW medical labour force survey asks specialists to report their main field of specialty, with information published for 54 specialty fields in Despite the large number of specialty fields, most doctors are concentrated amongst a small number, with the top 10 specialty fields accounting for 62% of all specialists in This was similar to 1999, where the top 10 specialties accounted for 64% of all specialists. It should be noted that GPs are not included in this analysis, as they are considered separately as primary care practioners in the AIHW medical labour force survey. The specialty fields with the highest numbers have remained almost the same from 1999 to While the order was slightly different between the two years, the only change in specialty fields was the inclusion of emergency medicine in the top 10 in 2009 (whereas general medicine was included in 1999). Emergency medicine experienced significant increases in both numbers and percentage from 1999 to 2009 increasing by almost 200% (674 specialists) over the period. This largely reflects the fact that emergency medicine is a relatively recently established medical specialty it was first recognised as a principal specialty in Emergency medicine had the second highest percentage increase over the period 1999 to 2009 (behind occupational medicine, which has small specialist numbers, reaching 65 in 2009) and the third highest absolute increase (behind anaesthesia and psychiatry). Most doctors are concentrated amongst a small number of areas, with the top 10 specialty fields accounting for 62% of all specialists in Health Workforce Australia

15 Table 3: Specialists (a), Top 10 main specialties of practice, 1999 and 2009 Main specialty Specialists Proportion no. % Anaesthesia Psychiatry Diagnostic radiology Obstetrics & gynaecology General surgery Paediatric medicine Orthopaedic surgery Ophthalmology General medicine Cardiology Other specialties 2,060 1,988 1,109 1,089 1, , Total 16, Main specialty Specialists Proportion no. % Anaesthesia Psychiatry Obstetrics & gynaecology Diagnostic radiology Paediatric medicine General surgery Orthopaedic surgery Emergency medicine Ophthalmology Cardiology Other specialties 3,424 2,682 1,514 1,470 1,184 1,116 1,089 1, , Total 24, (a) Practitioners who spent most of their time as clinicians only. Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 and 2009 New fellows To become a specialist, a doctor must complete a recognised medical specialty training program through a provider accredited by the Australian Medical Council. A person must succeed through a competitive selection process to become part of a specialty program, with most programs requiring trainees to successfully complete both clinical and practical exams, and exit exams, in order to qualify for fellowship of the college. The time required to complete specialist training varies according to specialty, and can range from three to seven years full-time. Successful trainees are referred to as new fellows, with each accredited college collecting information on the number of new fellows. Although considered primary care practitioners in the AIHW medical labour force survey, general practice admitted the highest number of new fellows in This was followed by adult medicine (which includes a range of specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology and hepatology, geriatric medicine and medical oncology). Table 4: New fellows by specialty, 2009 Medical specialty No. Addiction medicine 6 Adult medicine (a) 397 Anaesthesia 197 Anaesthesia - Pain medicine 9 Dermatology 11 Emergency medicine 82 General practice RACGP 928 ACRRM 40 Total General practice 968 Intensive care 63 Medical administration 9 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 56 Occupational & environmental medicine 11 Ophthalmology 11 Paediatrics 116 Palliative medicine 8 Pathology 64 Psychiatry 125 Public health medicine 12 Radiation oncology 18 Radiodiagnosis 44 Rehabilitation medicine 13 Sexual health medicine 1 Surgery (a) 174 Total 2,395 (a) Includes all new fellows admitted by both the Australian and New Zealand branches and overseas trained specialists. Source: Medical colleges, cited in Medical Training Review Panel Fourteenth Report. Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 10

16 Gender profile Increased female workforce participation is documented across a number of professions and this is also reflected in the medical workforce. In 1996 the Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee published Female Participation in the Australian Medical Workforce, which stated that The female medical workforce is growing at a much faster rate than the male medical workforce and it is projected that women will comprise 30% of the medical workforce by 2000 and 42% of the medical workforce by This observation is still relevant while males formed the greatest proportion of working doctors in 2009 (64% or 46,750) compared with females 50 (36% or 25,989), the number of females is still increasing at a greater rate than males. From 1999 to 2009 the number of female doctors rose by more than three-quarters (11,471) while the number of male doctors rose 31% (11,045). This can be expected to continue as across 2000 to 2010 more than half of all medical students were female. 3 This increase in participation is reflected in females forming a greater proportion of working doctors. In 1999 females comprised 29% of all working doctors, rising to more than one-third (36%) of all working doctors in Similar patterns were repeated across clinician types, with females accounting for 39% of the Figure 4: Female clinicians as a proportion of all employed doctors, 1999 to 2009 Proportion of employed doctors (%) Primary care practitioners Specialists Hospital non-specialists Specialists-in-training Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 to 2009 (3) Medical Training Review Panel Fourteenth Report 11 Health Workforce Australia

17 The number of female doctors is increasing at a greater rate than the number of male doctors. primary care practitioner workforce (which includes GPs) in 2009 (rising 6 percentage points from 1999) and 47% of hospital nonspecialists (rising 9 percentage points from 1999) (Figure 4). Females are least represented amongst specialists (excluding GPs), accounting for one-quarter of all specialists in Reasons for this may include the length and structure Specialty Females Persons % Females Anaesthesia Psychiatry Obstetric & gynaecology Paediatric medicine Diagnostic radiology ,424 2,682 1,514 1,184 1, of specialist training, family considerations and work considerations in terms of hours worked and time on call. 4 However, consistent with trends across other clinician types, the proportion of female specialists has been increasing (rising 7 percentage points from 1999). This can be expected to continue with the increasing proportion of females in the training pipeline the proportion of female specialists-in-training rose from 36% in 1999 to 44% in Females are more highly represented amongst specialties that provide greater flexibility 4, with the greatest numbers working in anaesthesia, psychiatry and obstetrics and gynaecology. Female specialists demonstrate low participation in surgery, with three of the five specialties with the least number of females being surgery specific (Table 5). Higher proportions of females are in advanced training positions/trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, general practice, paediatrics, rehabilitation medicine and public health medicine across 2006 to Over the same period, surgery has maintained consistently lower proportions of female advanced trainees, ranging from 18% in 2006 to 23% in Table 5: Specialties with highest and lowest (a) number of female clinicians, 2009 Specialty Females Persons % Females Cardiothoracic surgery Pain medicine Other surgery Paediatric surgery Occupational medicine (a) Clinical immunology, clinical pharmacology, cytopathology, immunology, medical administration and other were not categorised by gender due to confidentiality, therefore the lowest listed in this table excludes those specialties. Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey (4) AMWAC. Influences on Participation in the Australian Medical Workforce (5) Medical Colleges and GPET, cited in Medical Training Review Panel Fourteenth Report Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 12

18 Age profile A considerable literature exists about Australia s ageing population. Effects of this demographic change will include a smaller pool of working age people from which we can draw our health workforce and a larger pool of older Australians who will consume more health care services. The age profile of the medical workforce is therefore important for planners in anticipating the impact on supply of workforce attrition due to retirement. Information on average age is presented, which indicates the most common age within the workforce group; and information on the percentage of doctors aged 55 years and over, which can be a useful indicator of those potentially retiring or reducing working hours within the next 10 years. The average age of doctors was similar in 1999 and 2009, at 46.0 and 45.6 respectively, with males having a higher average than females in both years (Table 6). Table 6: Employed doctors, age profile by gender, 1999 and 2009 Male Female 1999 no Average age 2009 no Proportion aged 55 & over 1999 % % Persons Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 and Health Workforce Australia

19 Average age differs by practitioner type primary care practitioners and specialists are older, both with average ages of Hospital non-specialists, which is primarily comprised of resident medical officers and interns (with an average age of 33.5) and specialists-in-training (average age 33.1) are younger. Both males and females have average ages in the year cohort (Table 6), however their age profiles are different. Almost one-third (31%) of working male doctors were aged 55 years or over in 2009 with 44% aged less than 45 years. Females have a younger age profile 13% of female working doctors were aged 55 years or over in 2009 while more than half (62%) were aged less than 45 years. In 1999 this pattern of older male working doctors (with 30% aged 55 years and over) and younger female working doctors (67% aged less than 45 years) was also evident (Figure 5). This is a reflection of the larger numbers of young females entering the medical workforce. A considerable literature exists about Australia s ageing population. Effects of this demographic change will include a smaller pool of working age people from which we can draw our health workforce and a larger pool of older Australians who will consume larger numbers of health care services. Figure 5: Employed doctors by age cohort and gender, 1999 and Proportion of employed doctors (%) > Males 1999 Females 2009 Males 2009 Females Source: AIHW Medical Labour Force Survey 1999 and 2009 Australia s Heath Workforce Series - Doctors in focus 14

20 Hours worked Doctors average weekly working hours are falling. In 2009 doctors were working an average of 42.2 hours per week, compared with 45.6 hours per week in The fall in average weekly working hours is attributed to two main causes the increasing participation of females in the workforce (highlighted earlier in this report) who historically work fewer hours than males, and the decreasing average working hours of males. Female doctors average weekly working hours in 2009 were 37.5 less than the overall average of However female doctors have experienced little change in their average weekly working hours over time, working an average of 38.4 hours in Male doctors average weekly working hours fell approximately four hours between 1999 and 2009, from 48.4 to This fall in male average hours has occurred across all age groups. Looking at male primary care practitioners, falls in average weekly working hours between 1999 and 2009 ranged from 2.4 hours for those aged 65 years and over to six hours for those aged 35 to 44 (Figure 6). 15 Health Workforce Australia

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