So what does the future hold for Aussie doctors?

Professor Anthony Scott
Looking ahead

A new report investigates the future of Australia’s medical workforce and finds a number of pressures such as increasing costs and digital disruption changing the way doctors deliver care to patients.

As Australia’s health expenditure continues to grow — currently $181 billion and 10.3 per cent of our gross domestic product — governments and health insurers are increasingly concerned about both the growth in spending and its value; that is, whether this growth is delivering improved health outcomes and access for the population.