General practitioners leaving rural practice in Western Victoria

MacIsaac, Peter, Snowdon, Tere, Thompson, Rob, Crossland, Lisa, and Veitch, Craig (2000) General practitioners leaving rural practice in Western Victoria. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 8 (2). pp. 68-72.

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The West Vic Division of General Practice, working with the Department of General Practice, The University of Queensland conducted a qualitative study of GPs who had left western Victoria over the previous 10 years to examine issues relating to the decision to leave rural practice. This study was conducted as part of a project to explore the role of rural Divisions in assisting with general practitioner recruitment and retention. The study supported the conclusions of a similar study in North Queensland and proposed a model that regards rural retention as an interplay of influences both positive and negative with acute trigger factors that can precipitate the decision to leave. Conflict and dissatisfaction with aspects of rural GP hospital work appeared to be a relatively frequent trigger factor that is immediately amenable to intervention from Divisions of general practice and through improvement in negotiation and conflict resolution skills for rural general practitioners.

Item ID: 26257
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1038-5282
Keywords: rural general practice
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2013 22:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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