Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Survey of doctors

27-Oct-2017 The 10th wave of the MABEL Survey has recently been sent to over 20,000 doctors in Australia who have previously responded. MABEL is Australia's national longitudinal survey of doctors. It is an integral part of the Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics funded from 2012 to 2017 by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

This is a unique chance to contribute to independent and rigorous evidence about doctors working lives and how they are affected by the health care system.

The research undertaken will improve understanding of the determinants of decisions made by doctors on how many hours to work, where to work in terms of sector, geographic location and specialty, when to stop work temporarily or permanently, and productivity. These decisions are, in turn, a key influence on access to health care by the population, health care costs, and ultimately population health.

MABEL is endorsed by ASMOF.

Those who have filled it out before should have received a letter or email. If you have not filled it out but would like to, please go to and sign up to be included. We wholeheartedly appreciate the time you spend in filling out the survey – it really is making a difference.