E-health: Mckinsey Asks What’s Up Doc?

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more info http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/mckinsey-to-study-e-health-readiness/story-fn4htb9o-1226014754894

Australia ‘lagging behind’ on Indigenous doctors

And our aim is threefold. (First,) to close the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We also want to increase the understanding of all Australian doctors about cultural issues in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. And, thirdly, and probably most importantly, we want to increase the number of Indigenous doctors who do specialist medical education after they finish medical school.” Professor Leslie says about 175 Indigenous doctors work in Australia, mainly as general practitioners, or GPs. She says, while there is a great need in all communities for GPs, there is only a small group of Indigenous doctors in other medical specialities. That includes obstetrics, gynaecology, psychiatry and surgery. Professor Leslie says there is a need for doctors in all specialties. “Our position is that an increase in the Indigenous specialist medical workforce is important regardless of the types of specialties or the particular needs of any community. But if we were going to train Indigenous specialists specifically for Indigenous issues, these would include primary care and rural and remote medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology — things that are needed in rural and remote locations where Indigenous people live.” Dr Tammy Kimpton is president of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association and a GP in New South Wales. She says, out of around 80,000 doctors practising in Australia, fewer than 200 are Indigenous. Dr Kimpton says increasing the number of graduates is the first step. “We represent only a very tiny percentage of the health workforce.

click for more info http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1787110/Australia-lagging-behind-on-Indigenous-doctors

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