Medical Training Board: The Future of the Medical Workforce: First Annual Report Nov 2007-Dec 2008

Published online: 
02 March 2009

Summary

The Medical Training Board's Annual Report for 2008 discusses the influences on demand for health services (demography, epidemiology, standards of care and provider productivity), and proposes a model for forecasting future medical workforce needs.

Part 1 of this paper sets out the various influences at work in New Zealand’s health system and the strong links between medical training and service delivery.

Part 2 of this paper presents statistical information relating to demography and medical workforce. Based on the work on this paper the Training Board has developed an initial view of the number of doctors New Zealand should consider training over the next few years.

The Training Board recognises that this model will need monitoring and refining over time to ensure the assumptions on which it is based are accurate.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 March 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 March 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31912-5 (Print), 978-0-478-31913-2 (Online)
  • HP number:
    4758
  • Citation:
    Medical Training Board: The Future of the Medical Workforce: First Annual Report Nov 2007-Dec 2008. Wellington, Ministry of Health
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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