Let us not forget what the Romans did do—The impact of RHMT

Bourke, Lisa, Brand, Anthea, Howard, Christine, Aitken, Robyn, Argus, Geoff, Brown, Leanne J., Debenham, James, Felton-Busch, Catrina, Flood, Vicki, Jones, Debra, Jones, Martin, Knight, Sabina, Perrin, Byron, Thompson, Sandra, and Versace, Vincent (2023) Let us not forget what the Romans did do—The impact of RHMT. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 31 (4). pp. 785-787.

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[Extract] In a recent editorial, outgoing editor, Professor Tim Skinner, questioned the outcomes of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program for residents of Australian regional, rural and remote communities. As Directors of some of these RHMT programs, we agree with Skinner's call for better evidence to measure the impacts of University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs), Rural Clinical Schools (RCSs), Dental Training Expanding Rural Placements (DTERP) and Regional Training Hubs (RTH)—we need quality evidence about the impact of our programs as well as the rural and remote health workforce generally. While agreeing with the call for more evidence, we disagree that there is no evidence of the impact of the RHMT program. Furthermore, there are reasons why quality evidence is still emerging and, for readers with interest in the work of the RHMT, we offer six considerations with respect to this developing evidence base.

Item ID: 80339
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Copyright Information: © 2023 National Rural Health Alliance Ltd.
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2024 03:34
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420321 Rural and remote health services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2005 Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) > 200508 Rural and remote area health @ 100%
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