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Table 1 Data sources of model input

From: Forecasting the regional distribution and sufficiency of physicians in Japan with a coupled system dynamics—geographic information system model

Variable name Source
Parameter value
 General quota in Hokkaido MEXT
 Regional quota Bulletin about scheme of increases medical school quota by MEXT
 Rates of passing national exam Announcement about national examination for medical doctors
 Rate of matching residency with hospital Japan residency matching program conference
 Rate of students who go on to graduate school The school basic survey carried out by the MEXT
 Choosing rate of non-clinical occupation The school basic survey carried out by the MEXT
 Rate of staying in Hokkaido Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
 Choosing rate other prefecture Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
 Rate of inflow to Hokkaido from other area Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
 Rate of outflow from Hokkaido to other area Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
 Option rates each SMSA as occupational place Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
 Require number of physician in Hokkaido National Survey of the required number of physicians in hospitals by MHLW
 Require number of physicians in each SMSA National Survey of the required number of physicians in hospitals by MHLW
 Rates of retirement (include death, change of occupation) Trend data for the numbers of physicians reported by the MHLW
Stock value
 Medical students MEXT
 Graduate students number MEXT
 Resident in Hokkaido Japan residency matching program conference
 The number of physician in Hokkaido MHLW
 The number of physician in SMSA MHLW
 Population projection in Japan and Hokkaido National Institute of Population and Social Security Research