Study protocol: Evaluating the impact of a rural Australian primary health care service on rural health

@inproceedings{Tham2011StudyPE,
  title={Study protocol: Evaluating the impact of a rural Australian primary health care service on rural health},
  author={Rachel Tham and John Stirling Humphreys and Leigh D Kinsman and Penny Buykx and Adel Asaid and Kathy Tuohey},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Rural communities throughout Australia are experiencing demographic ageing, increasing burden of chronic diseases, and de-population. Many are struggling to maintain viable health care services due to lack of infrastructure and workforce shortages. Hence, they face significant health disadvantages compared with urban regions. Primary health care yields the best health outcomes in situations characterised by limited resources. However, few rigorous longitudinal evaluations have been… CONTINUE READING

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