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Australians Divided Over Os-Trained Doctors PDF Print E-mail
Written by TNS Global   
08 Apr 2010
Fears of imported doctors centre around African and Asian practitioners

Australians are divided over importing overseas-trained doctors as an answer to the practitioner shortage, with almost half of the belief that we should not recruit doctors from overseas.

The 42% who believe we should recruit from overseas, are supported by a similar proportion (38%) who state they don't mind where their doctor was trained.

However, for one in five, comfort with seeing an overseas-trained doctor hinges on the country or region they were trained in.

Africa fares the worst, with 44% of the belief that they're of lower standard than Australian-trained practitioners.

One-third held the same belief for doctors trained in Asia.


Study conducted with 1,000 Australian residents by TNS in February 2010. As a global custom research agency with over 40 years in the Australian market, TNS delivers customised research and consultancy with deep understanding of local markets.

The company is divided into specialist teams, focusing on consumer, technology, finance and business, social research (government and NGOS), and travel and leisure industry sectors.

TNS is the largest custom research agency globally and in Australia, and a WPP group company.

Australia - 23rd march 2010

Last Updated ( 08 Apr 2010 )
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