1744 Novel delivery models for occupational health: responding to the healthcare worker shortage


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Abstract

As healthcare becomes a recognised human right across the globe, there is a commensurate demand for healthcare workers in all fields, including occupational health. However, current models of healthcare delivery are not scalable to meet the need, either in terms of funding or availability of healthcare workers. In this semi-plenary presentation, we will confront the problem and explore existing and potential solutions to meet that need, particularly the preventive services, surveillance, diagnostics, and treatment afforded to the working population in all countries and cultures.

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