Sharing after hours care in a rural New Zealand community--a service utilization survey.

@article{ScottJones2008SharingAH,
  title={Sharing after hours care in a rural New Zealand community--a service utilization survey.},
  author={Joseph Scott-Jones and Ross Lawrenson and Nina Maxwell},
  journal={Rural and remote health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={1024}
}
INTRODUCTION As the rural general practice workforce in New Zealand changes, after hours services are under pressure to change. This is an international problem. This article reports on an initiative in a rural New Zealand community to meet the need for after hours care. First contact for patients is with a community nursing team operating from the local health centre, complemented by on-call advice from GPs and GP clinics twice daily at weekends. OBJECTIVE To report on the demand for after… CONTINUE READING

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