Health Workforce Study List

Over many years of HCA research, most of the health professions / occupations have been studied. This includes:
• Aboriginal health workers
• nurses
• general practitioners
• medical specialists
• resident medical officers and other medical practitioners in vocational training;
• allied health workers, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and other therapy professions
• mental health workers
• medical scientists
• diagnostic support occupations
• pharmacists
• health informatics workers
• population health workers
• aged care workers

A sample of HCA’s publications over the years, organised by health workforce, is provided below. Some of the more recent documents are able to be downloaded from the HCA website, older documents are possibly available on file. Please contact us by email to inquire about availability: lee.ridoutt@humancapitalalliance.com.au

Aboriginal health workforce

• Ridoutt, L., Lee, K. and Pilbeam, V. (2009) Review of Aboriginal Health Workforce. NT Department of Health & Families, Darwin
• Ridoutt, L. and Pilbeam, V. (2010) Framework for the development of the Primary Health Care Workforce in Aboriginal Health in the Northern Territory. AMSANT, Darwin

Mental health workforce

• Ridoutt, L., Pilbeam, V. and Perkins, D. (2014) Final report on workforce requirements in support of the 2014 National Review of Mental Health Programs and Services. National Mental Health Commission
• Cowles, C., Pilbeam, V. and Ridoutt, L. (2015) Community Managed Mental Health Sector National Disability Insurance Scheme Workforce Development Scoping Paper Project. NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council
• Ridoutt, L., Pilbeam, V., Read, D. and Perkins, D. (2015) What basic mental health education is required in rural and remote New South Wales for staff employed by non-governmental organisations? Prepared by Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and Human Capital Alliance (International) Pty Ltd, December

Nursing workforce

• Ridoutt, L and Cook, K (2001) Analysis of the current environment impacting on nursing. Australian Nursing Council, Canberra
• Ridoutt, L., Aisbett, C & Aisbett, K (2005) AHWAC Perioperative Workforce in Australia Project: Workplace Survey. Report prepared for the National Health Workforce Secretariat and Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee
• Strickland, M, Kendall, S, McIntyre, M, Bagnulo, J. and Ridoutt, L (2008) Nursing Clinical Placement Scoping Report: Division 1 Nursing Courses. Report prepared for Department of Human Services Victoria by HCA
• Human Capital Alliance (2012) National competency framework for clinical supervision – Final Project Report. Health Workforce Australia, Adelaide

Medical practice workforce

• Ridoutt, L (1991) Study of the Exit Behaviour of Junior Medical Staff from NSW Public Hospitals. Ryde, Postgraduate Medical Council of NSW
• Human Capital Alliance (1998) A study of the Issues Surrounding Female Participation in the Australian Medical Workforce. Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee, Sydney
• Gadiel, D. and Ridoutt, L. (1997) Non Specialist Medical Workforce in Public Hospitals ― Hospital Pilots Restructuring Program. Final Report to Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services, Canberra
• Gadiel, D and Ridoutt, L. (1996) Comparative Divisional Study of General Practice Flow-on Costs (June) Study funded by Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services
• Human Capital Alliance (1996) An analysis of Workforce Issues in Multi Purpose Services. Study funded by NSW Department of Health, Sydney

Medical specialist workforce

• Gadiel, D and Ridoutt, L. (1993) Review of the Specialist Medical Workforce and Specialist Service Provision in Rural Areas. This study was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services
• Ridoutt, L and Gadiel, D. (2005) Evaluation of Medical Specialist Outreach Services. Department of Health and Ageing
• Abelson, P., Ridoutt, L., Gadiel, D (2006) Assessing the Effects of the Proposed Medical Specialist Training Model on Service Delivery in Public Hospitals and Related Issues. Applied Economics, Sydney

Allied health professions

• Ridoutt, L (1987) Labour Market Analysis of Four Allied Health Professions. Sydney, Workforce Planning Unit, NSW Department of Health.
• Ridoutt, L (1989) A Review of Part-Time Employment Opportunities in the Health Industry. Sydney, Human Resources Branch, NSW Department of Health
• Gadiel, D and Ridoutt, L. (1993) Study of Allied Health Recruitment and Retention Difficulties in Rural NSW. Study funded by RHSET, grant auspiced by the NSW Department of Health, Sydney
• Ridoutt, L. & Wong, A (2005) Recruitment & Retention of Allied Health Professionals in Victoria – A Literature Review. Department of Human Services Victoria, Melbourne
• Human Capital Alliance (2005) Allied Health Recruitment and Retention Issues. Department of Human Services Victoria, Melbourne
• Ridoutt, L., Schoo, A. and Santos, T. (2006) Workload Capacity Measures for Use in Allied Health Workforce Planning. Department of Human Services Victoria, Melbourne
• Schoo, A., Boyce, R., Ridoutt, L. and Santos, T. (2008) Workload capacity measures for estimating allied health staffing requirements. Australian Health Review, Volume 32 (3): 548-558

Health information

• Health Workforce Australia (2013) Health Information Workforce Report http://www.hwa.gov.au/sites/uploads/HWA13IAP009_Health-Information-Workforce-Report_v3.pdf
• [This report was written by Ridoutt, L and Pilbeam, V. but published under the name of the contracting organisation]
• Hill, R., Reid, B., Ridoutt, L. and Bagnulo, J. (2013) Final Project Report —Clinical Coding Capability Framework Development project. Victorian Department of Health, Melbourne

Diagnostic services workforce

• Ridoutt, L (1989) A Labour Market Analysis of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiographer Occupations. Workforce Planning Unit, NSW Department of Health, Sydney
• Ridoutt, L., Conwell, S., and Bush, V. (1989) The NSW Nuclear Medicine Technology Labour Market. ANZ Nuclear Medicine 20 (3):10-15
• Pilbeam, V., Ridoutt, L. and Badrick, T. (2011) Career Structures and Pathways for the Scientific Workforce in Medical Pathology Laboratories. Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra, July
• Pilbeam, V., Badrick, T. and Ridoutt, L. (2013) Best practice pathology collection. Department of Health, Canberra, Australia.

Pharmacy workforce

• Anderson, R, Bickle, K. and Ridoutt, L. (1989) NSW Pharmacy Workforce Report. Australian Journal of Pharmacy 70 (May): 420-422
• Human Capital Alliance (1991) National Pharmacy Labour Force Data Collection. Canberra, Australian Institute of Health
• Gadiel, D., Ridoutt, L., Harvey, R. and Cook, K. (1999) A study of the demand and supply of pharmacists, 1995-2010. Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Canberra
• Ridoutt, L., Gadiel, D. and Cook, K (2002) A study of the demand and supply of pharmacists, 2000 – 2010. A project managed by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia on behalf of the National Pharmacy Workforce Reference Group
• Ridoutt, L (2008) Analysis of Secondary Data to Understand Pharmacy Workforce Supply. Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Canberra
• Human Capital Alliance (2010) Pharmacy Workforce Planning in Research & Development Program Overview & Findings, Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Canberra

Population health workforce

• Human Capital Alliance (1992) Training Needs of Rural Health Promotion Officers. Sydney, NSW Department of Health, Sydney
• Ridoutt, L Cook, K et al, (2001) Development of a classification system for the injury prevention workforce in Australia. Department of Health and Aged Care, Canberra.
• Ridoutt, L., Cook, K., Gadiel, D. & Wise, M. (2002) Planning Framework for the Public Health Workforce. Report prepared for the National Public Health Partnership
• Ridoutt, L., Gadiel, D., Cook, K. & Wise, M. (2004) Calculating demand for an effective public health workforce. Final Report for the National Public Health Partnership
• Gadiel, D., Ridoutt, L, Lin, V., Shilton, P., Wise, M. and Bagnulo, J. (2010) Audit of the Preventive Health Workforce in Australia. Final Report of Project findings, Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra
• Madden, L., Ridoutt, L. and Day, S. (2010) Unique Contribution of Public Health Physicians to the Public Health Workforce. Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Sydney
• Gadiel, D., Ridoutt, L., Lin, V., Shilton, T., Wise, M. and Bagnulo, J. (2012) Audit of the Preventive Health Workforce in Australia. Final Report of Project Findings. Australian National Preventive Health Agency, Canberra http://www.anpha.gov.au/internet/anpha/publishing.nsf/Content/6760854C01E0DCA6CA257B7E00270F8B/$File/The%20Audit%20Report.pdf
• Ridoutt, L. (2013) Public Health Physicians Workforce Scoping Study. Discussion paper produced for the Royal Australian College of Physicians, August

Aged care workforce

• Human Capital Alliance (2004) Analysis of workforce issues at the acute-aged care interface – Results of literature review and stakeholder consultations. Report prepared for the AHMAC Working Group on the Care of Older Australians
• Ridoutt, L. and Lee, K. (2008) Core Skills for ATSI HACC Workers. Northern Territory Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Home and Community Care Training Resource Project, Department of Health & Ageing, Canberra