Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia

Murphy, Caitlin, Sabesan, Sabe, Steer, Christopher, Yates, Patsy, Booms, Anne, Jones, Victoria, Simpson, Alison, Clarke, Kerrie, Eek, Richard, Ashley, David, Goldstein, David, Packer, Chris, Tuthill, Fiona, Boyce, Adam, and Underhill, Craig (2015) Oncology service initiatives and research in regional Australia. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23 (1). pp. 40-48.

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Abstract

Objective: This paper reflects on the recent growth of cancer research being conducted through some of Australia's rural centres. It encompasses work being done across the fields of clinical, translational and health services research.

Design: This is a collaborative piece with contributions from rural health researchers, clinical and cancer services staff from several different regions.

Conclusion: The past decade has seen an expansion in cancer research in rural and regional Australia driven in part by the recognition that cancer patients in remote areas experience poorer outcomes than their metropolitan counterparts. This work has led to the development of more effective cancer networks and new models of care designed to meet the particular needs of the rural cancer patient. It is hoped that the growth of cancer research in regional centres will, in time, reduce the disparity between rural and urban communities and improve outcomes for cancer patients across both populations.

Item ID: 41971
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: rural medicine, rural oncology, rural palliative care, rural service planning, rural workforce
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:03
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 30%
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