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Table 5 Actor data used to develop the alternative scenarios

From: Rethinking workforce planning for integrated care: using scenario analysis to facilitate policy development

Scenario Divisive issues Controversial issues Potential actor behavior
Alternative 1 Costs and funding,
New models of care
Shortages of medical workforce
Industry structure a barrier,
Few incentives to change delivery,
Scope of practice change,
Funding flexibility may shift behavior but may not.
Alternative 2   Workforce profile
Shortages of medical workforces
Health workforce training
Aging workforce
Structure of health workforce
New and extended roles
Aging workforce
Reliance on IMG & OQN
Access to training,
Developing support networks for informal and family based care,
Flexible service configurations based on regional and population needs
Requires an overall strengthening of OPH workforce.