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Table 3 The SWOT analysis of the Australian case

From: Regulating health professional scopes of practice: comparing institutional arrangements and approaches in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK

Strengths
Uniform legislation and regulatory authorities operating nationally provide consistent and clear practice standards and regulatory frameworks
Mobility of practitioners across internal borders
Flexible scope of practice to enable and respond to changing models of care
Increased public engagement through community reference group
Weaknesses
Complex internal arrangements
Conservative bias to regulation
Professional silos transferred into new model
Opportunities
Reforms emphasize interprofessional collaboration
Focus on evidence-informed risk-based regulation
Focus on greater inter-professional practice
National, standardized data fosters health workforce planning
Threats
Delivering successful cultural change required to be effective, contemporary, and relevant
Bigger political target
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