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Re-orienting a remote acute care model towards a primary health care approach: key enablers

Vicki Carroll1 BScHons, Research officer,
Carole Reeve2 FAFPHM, FACRRM, Public health medical officer,
John Humphreys3 PhD, Emeritus professor of rural health research,
John Wakerman4 FAFPHM, FACRRM, Professor, Director,
Maureen Carter5 High school, Chief executive officer,

1, 2 Kimberley Population Health Unit, Broome, Western Australia, Australia.
3 School of Rural Health, Monash University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
4 Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
5 Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Australia.

Correspondence: C Reeve, PO Box 4066, Alice Springs, NT 0871, Australia 

Author contribution: Vicki Carroll: original concept, collected data, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, wrote the first draft. Carole Reeve: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. John Humphreys: original concept, contributed to drafts. John Wakerman: designed the project, contributed to drafts. Maureen Carter: original concept, supplied data, contributed to drafts.

Citation: Carroll V, Reeve CA, Humphreys JS, Wakerman J, Carter M.  Re-orienting a remote acute care model towards a primary health care approach: key enablers. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2015; 15: 2942. Available: (Accessed 19 October 2017)

Submitted: 27 November 2013
Revised: 10 November 2014
Accepted: 28 February 2015
Published: 20 July 2015