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Good news for rural health: physician assistants join the workforce

By Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, at the Grattan Institute


At a ceremony in Townsville today, four people will graduate from James Cook University’s physician assistant program. They will be Australia’s first bachelor’s graduates in that field. This is an important step in improving access to care, especially in rural and remote Australia. Despite doubling intakes into medical schools over the last decade, there is ...

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