Greater support for generalism in rural and regional Australia

Larkins, Sarah, and Evans, Rebecca (2014) Greater support for generalism in rural and regional Australia. Australian Family Physician, 43 (7). pp. 487-490.

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Background: Fostering generalism is particularly important in rural and regional medical practice in order to maximise the effectiveness of the medical workforce in meeting the needs of an ageing population. There are many areas in which support for generalist practitioners could be increased.

Objective: The aim of this article is to review the challenges facing generalist medical practice in rural and regional Australia, and to discuss possible solutions

Discussion: Six areas of particular relevance to rural and regional practice are: workforce support; rural and regional training pipelines; access to continuing professional development; flexibility in practice ownership; family support; and recognition and remuneration.

Item ID: 33916
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: health services research; rural health services; general practice; health policy
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 01:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 100%
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