Doctor drought plagues Western Australia

The study, commissioned by Curtin University, has called for an urgent program to train more medical students in the state to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population.

The review was carried out by the former executive director of clinical reform at the WA Country Health Service, Dr Felicity Jefferies, wife of former director-general of health Kim Snowball, and co-director of their healthcare consultancy, Healthfix Consulting.

The review highlighted several recent studies which confirmed WA continued to have the lowest levels of doctors in Australia despite having the

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