Australia has 5283 more specialists than GPs and the gap is growing

A new report says there are virtually no health policies to counter the rise of non-GP specialism

There are over 5000 more non-GP specialists in the Australian medical workforce than GPs, and their numbers are still growing at a faster rate, a new report warns.

Professor Anthony Scott
Professor Anthony Scott.

Its author, Professor Anthony Scott, says that, despite the burden of chronic disease and a recognised need for more generalist doctors outside the cities, there is "no evidence of increasing