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Table 3 GP demographics in 2021 under each intervention

From: General practitioner workforce planning: assessment of four policy directions

Intervention model Workforce demographics in 2021
  Mean age GPs over 60 (%) Female GPs (%)
Continue current method of GP recruitment 44.2 8.3 61.9
Increase training places by 20% in 2011 43.7 7.8 62.3
Import GPs from abroad (average 10 per annum) 44.1 8.0 59.5
  (average 20 per annum) 44.1 7.7 57.6
Late retirement (average extra 1 year) 44.6 9.9 61.2
  (average extra 2 years) 45.0 11.6 61.0
Nurse substitution (average 50 nurses per annum) (nurse equivalent to 0.25 GPs) 43.9 6.8 66.8
  (nurse equivalent to 0.50 GPs) 43.9 6.9 66.8