Theory in rural health.

@article{Farmer2012TheoryIR,
  title={Theory in rural health.},
  author={Jane Farmer and Sarah-Anne Mu{\~n}oz and Guinever Threlkeld},
  journal={The Australian journal of rural health},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={185-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This paper offers theories to explain persistent rural health challenges and describes their application to rural health and research. METHODS Review of theories from several disciplines. FINDINGS Key issues in rural health are poorer health status and access to health care, staff shortages, relationship-based health provision and the role of health services in community sustainability. These could be fruitfully addressed by applying theory and findings around social determinants… CONTINUE READING