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More is more in remote Central Australia: more provision of primary healthcare services is associated with more acute medical evacuations and more remote telephone consultations

Joy Hussain1 MD, Senior rural medical practitioner, jhussain@alum.mit.edu
Anske Robinson2 PhD, Lecturer, Anske.Robinson@monash.edu
Margaret Stebbing3 PhD, Senior lecturer, Margaret.Stebbing@monash.edu
Matthew McGrail4 PhD, Senior research fellow, Matthew.Mcgrail@monash.edu

1 Central Australia Remote Health, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
2, 3 Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, School of Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Moe, Victoria, Australia.
4 School of Rural Health (Churchill Campus), Monash University, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.

Correspondence: J Hussain, 207 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong, QLD 4066, Australia 

Author contribution: Joy Hussain: original concept, designed the project, literature review, collected data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft. Anske Robinson: designed the project, contributed to drafts. Margaret Stebbing: designed the project, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Matthew McGrail: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts.

Citation: Hussain J, Robinson A, Stebbing M, McGrail M.  More is more in remote Central Australia: more provision of primary healthcare services is associated with more acute medical evacuations and more remote telephone consultations. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2014; 14: 2796. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2796 (Accessed 21 October 2017)

Submitted: 22 August 2013
Revised: 19 February 2014
Accepted: 16 May 2014
Published: 12 November 2014
   
 

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