AOA Regional Orthopaedic Surgery Strategic Plan 2022–2024

The provision of specialist orthopaedic services across Australia is not equitable. Most of the services, administration, advocacy and support for surgeons are concentrated in metropolitan centres. Regional orthopaedic services have common themes of difficulty regarding recruitment and retention of highly trained surgeons. It is essential that the quality of surgeon working in regional Australia is equivalent to metropolitan Australia, with equivalent training, experience and assessment.

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This Strategic Plan is presented to highlight the specific issues faced in regional centres and provide mechanisms to empower regions to improve and build high-quality surgical units.