Psychiatrist workforce planning: contexts, considerations and recommendations

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Tarun Bastiampillai, Stephen Allison

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Abstract

Objective: To provide a clinical update for psychiatrists and trainees on psychiatric workforce-planning in the Australasian context. Conclusions: There is a lack of detailed evidence regarding effective psychiatric workforce planning. Planning may be based on a foundation of psychiatrist-to-population ratios. This would be modified by needs assessment, understanding of service models and existing service demand. Given that it has recently expressed significant concerns about workforce shortages, the RANZCP should lead development of an independent Australasian psychiatric workforce planning model to inform policy advice to governments.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • advocacy
  • needs demands
  • planning
  • practitioner-to-population ratio
  • psychiatrist workforce

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