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A critical review of interventions to redress the inequitable distribution of healthcare professionals to rural and remote areas

Nathan Wilson1 MSc, Research coordinator, nathan.w.wilson@gmail.com
Ian Couper2 MBChB, Professor and head: Division of Rural Health, Ian.Couper@wits.ac.za
Elma De Vries3 MBChB, Doctor, elmadv@cybersmart.co.za
Steve Reid4 MBChB, Professor and head: Centre for Rural Health, reids1@ukzn.ac.za
Therese Fish5 MBChB, Deputy dean: community interaction, tfish@sun.ac.za
Ben Marais6 MBChB, PhD, Director: Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, bjmarais@sun.ac.za

1, 6 Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
2 Division of Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
3 School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.
4 Centre for Rural Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
5 Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa.

Correspondence: N Wilson, Ukwanda, PO Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa 

Author contribution: Nathan W Wilson: literature review, wrote the first draft. Ian D Couper: critical reading of manuscript, made valuable contributions to content. Elma De Vries: critical reading of manuscript, made valuable contributions to content. Steve Reid: critical reading of manuscript, made valuable contributions to content. Therese Fish: critical reading of manuscript, made valuable contributions to content. Ben J Marais: original concept, supervisor.

Citation: Wilson NW, Couper ID, De Vries E, Reid S, Fish T, Marais BJ.  A critical review of interventions to redress the inequitable distribution of healthcare professionals to rural and remote areas. Rural and Remote Health 9: 1060. (Online) 2009. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au

Submitted: 18 August 2008
Revised: 7 February 2009
Published: 12 June 2009
   
 

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