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Table 2 Self-reported specialist doctor groups and specialty type, Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey

From: Rural outreach by specialist doctors in Australia: a national cross-sectional study of supply and distribution

Specialist group Specialist type
Internal medicine Cardiology, clinical genetics, clinical haematology, clinical immunology (including allergy), clinical pharmacology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general medicine, geriatrics, infectious diseases, intensive care-internal medicine, medical oncology, neurology, nuclear medicine, paediatric medicine, renal medicine, rheumatology and thoracic medicine
Pathology General pathology, anatomical pathology, clinical chemistry, cytopathology, forensic pathology, haematology, immunology and microbiology
Surgery General surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, paediatric surgery, plastic/reconstructive surgery, urology, neurosurgery and vascular surgery
Other Anaesthesia (non ICU), dermatology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, intensive care - anaesthesia, medical administration, obstetrics and gynaecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, psychiatry, public health medicine, radiation oncology and rehabilitation medicine
  1. Source: MABEL Wave 1 questionnaire [17].