ISSUE:  Australia is experiencing workforce shortages across multiple health professions despite a growing reliance on overseas-trained health workers. Shortages are particularly evident in rural and remote areas.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT APPLICABILITY There have been two conferences on PAs in Australia. Representatives from the Health Innovation Advisory Subcommittee attended the 2007 AAPA conference. A demonstration project was held in 2008.  Two programs are to start in January 2009.

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