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A framework for developing rural academic general practices: a qualitative case study in rural Victoria
JB Brown, T Morrison, M Bryant, L Kassell and D Nestel
(6 November 2014,  Original Research)

A rural, community-based suicide awareness and intervention program
S Jones, C Walker, ACJ Miles, E De Silva and C Zimitat
(4 September 2014,  Project Report)

Advocating for Fijians with communication disability
SC Hopf and S McLeod
(28 February 2015,  Original Research)

An Examination of Retention Factors among Registered Practical Nurses in Northeastern Ontario, Canada
B Nowrouzi, E Rukholm, M Larivière, L Carter, I Koren and O Miana
(27 October 2014,  Original Research)

Antenatal care and women’s birthing decisions in an Indonesian setting: does location matter?
A Ansariadi and L Manderson
(19 November 2014,  Original Research)

Attitudes and characteristics of health professionals working in Aboriginal health
AM Wilson, AM Magarey, M Jones, K O'Donnell and K Janet
(4 September 2014,  Original Research)

Can frequent medical evacuations be reduced by managing chronic disease better in the bush?
M Moore and S Kirby
(22 January 2015,  Comment)

Characteristics of Japanese medical students associated with their intention for rural practice
R Kawamoto, A Uemoto, D Ninomiya, Y Hasegawa, N Ohtsuka, T Kusunoki, T Kumagi and M Abe
(25 November 2014,  Original Research)

Chronic adverse effects of long-term exposure of children to Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) through indoor residual spraying: a systematic review
AO Osunkentan and D Evans
(18 October 2014,  Review Article)

Colonoscopy in rural communities: a systematic review of the frequency and quality
DV Evans, AM Cole and TE Norris
(18 October 2014,  Original Research)

Control of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam: voices from the human-animal interface
PC Farrell, C Hunter, B Truong and M Bunning
(22 December 2014,  Original Research)

Determining the competences of community based workers for disability-inclusive development in rural areas of South Africa, Botswana and Malawi
T Lorenzo, E van Pletzen and M Booyens
(15 October 2014,  Original Research)

Effect of rural practice observation on the anxiety of medical students
S Aydin, F Yaris, MF Dikici and F Artiran Igde
(8 October 2014,  Original Research)

Employment experiences of immigrant workers in aged care in regional South Australia
K Goel and J Penman
(2 September 2014,  Original Research)

Examining palliative care program use and place of death in rural and urban contexts: A Canadian population-based study using linked data
M Lavergne, L Lethbridge, G Johnston, D Henderson, A D’Intino and P McIntyre
(27 October 2014,  Original Research)

Factors influencing the geographic distribution of physicians in Iran: a qualitative study
H Ravaghi, E Taati, Z Abdi, A Meshkini and S Sarvarizadeh
(22 August 2014,  Original Research)

Health Care Costs and Outcomes for Pediatric Inpatients with Bronchiolitis: Comparison of Urban versus Rural Hospitals
BS Hsu, BD Meyer and S Lakhani
(13 December 2014,  Letter to the Editor)

Impact of Rurality on Maternal and Infant Health Indicators and Outcomes in Maine
DE Harris, A Aboueissa, N Baugh and C Sarton
(6 February 2015,  Original Research)

Impact of rurality on the oral health status of 6 year- old children from central Chile, the EpiMaule study.
RA Giacaman, IP Bustos, V Bravo-León and RJ Mariño
(19 November 2014,  Original Research)

Impact of the Northern Studies Stream and Rehabilitation Studies Programs on Recruitment and Retention to Rural/ Remote Practice: 2002-2010
CS Winn, BA Chisholm, JA Hummelbrunner, J Tryssenaar and LS Kandler
(20 January 2015,  Original Research)

Knowledge and perceptions of tobacco-related media in rural Appalachia
SA Branstetter, E Lengerich, M Dignan and J Muscat
(28 August 2014,  Original Research)

Methodology for listening to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia about pandemic influenza
A Miller, PD Massey, J Judd, J Kelly, DN Durrheim, AR Clough, R Speare and S Saggers
(2 March 2015,  Original Research)

Myocardial infarction in a patient with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia in a remote location
C Dospinescu, A Simpson and SJ Leslie
(8 January 2015,  Clinical Case Report)

Occupational therapy: what does this look like practiced in very remote Indigenous areas?
F Pidgeon
(4 September 2014,  Personal View)

Planning and Implementation Strategy for a Rural Palliative Supportive Service
B Pesut, BP Hooper, CA Robinson, JL Bottorff, R Sawatzky and M Dalhuisen
(25 September 2014,  Original Research)

Portable Power Supply Options for Positive Airway Pressure Devices in Unusual Circumstances
M Riaz, V Certal and M Camacho
(3 March 2015,  Short Communication)

Quality assessment of primary care for common mental disorders in isolated communities: taking advantage of health records
L Lessard, L Fournier, J Gauthier and D Morin
(11 December 2014,  Original Research)

Re-orienting a remote acute care model towards a primary health care approach: key enablers
V Carroll, CA Reeve, JS Humphreys, J Wakerman and M Carter
(28 February 2015,  Original Research)

Risk factors for work-related injury among farm workers: a one-year study
AI Molineri, ML Signorini and HD Tarabla
(13 October 2014,  Original Research)

Road traffic crashes in the Solomon Islands 1993-2012: data from the Orthopaedic Department at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara
MJ Stewart, J Negin, P Farrell, P Houasia, AB Munamua and A Martiniuk
(28 February 2015,  Original Research)

Satisfaction with local exercise facility: a rural-urban comparison in China
J Zheng and R An
(22 September 2014,  Original Research)

Telehealth can bridge the gap for rural veterans
A Win
(20 January 2015,  Commentary)

The Fly-in Fly-out and Drive-in Drive-out model of health care service provision for rural and remote Australia: Benefits and disadvantages
R Hussain, M Ma, SV Hunter, V Mapedzahama and P Reddy
(24 November 2014,  Review Article)

Types of homes and ways of life: a territorial analysis of the environmental determinants that factor into the proliferation of malaria vectors in the rural region of Allada in Benin
B Lysaniuk, R Ladsous, M Tabeaud, G Cottrell, C Pennetier and A Garcia
(27 August 2014,  Original Research)

Use of Plastinated Specimens in Secondary Teaching Hospitals – A Novel Solution
S Kalipatnapu, IJ Prithishkumar and S Rabi
(30 January 2015,  Letter to the Editor)

Using cultural immersion as the platform for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in an undergraduate medical curriculum
JD Smith, C Wolfe, S Springer, M Martin, J Togno, KA Bramstead, S Sargeant and B Murphy
(28 February 2015,  Original Research)

Weather and Health: The voice of rural Australia
FY Ng, LA Wilson and C Veitch
(9 December 2014,  Original Research)

Current Issue


A new ally for the promotion of better rural health in Latin America
LV Targa, ID Couper and P Worley
(3 December 2014,  Article No. 3376)
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Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality?
BM Ward, PF Buykx, R Tham, L Kinsman and JS Humphreys
(16 November 2014,  Article No. 3059)
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners in rural areas: credentialing, context and capacity building
P Kuipers, D Harvey, M Lindeman and K Stothers
(10 October 2014,  Article No. 2897)
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Original Research

Exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of Home Medicines Review
LS Swain and L Barclay
(25 February 2015,  Article No. 3009)
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Perceptions of housing conditions among migrant farmworkers and their families: implications for health, safety and social policy
J Keim-Malpass, CR Spears Johnson, SA Quandt and TA Arcury
(13 February 2015,  Article No. 3076)
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Analysis of barriers to adoption of buprenorphine maintenance therapy by family physicians
JR DeFlavio, SA Rolin, BR Nordstrom and LA Kazal, Jr
(4 February 2015,  Article No. 3019)
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Developing a culturally competent, sustainable rural model for diabetes prevention
LK Johnson and SA Denham
(4 February 2015,  Article No. 3031)
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Exploring oral health and hygiene practices in the Algonquin community of Rapid Lake, Quebec
A Naidu, M Macdonald, FA Carnevale, W Nottaway, C Thivierge and S Vignola
(23 December 2014,  Article No. 2975)
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Are there differences between rural and urban populations in long-term outcome after systemic cerebral thrombolysis in a hospital located in an agricultural region?
P Sobolewski, W Szczuchniak, A Sobota and M Grzesik
(14 December 2014,  Article No. 2867)
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Utilisation of a direct access echocardiography service by general practitioners in a remote and rural area – distance and rurality are not barriers to referral
WK Choo, K McGeary, C Farman, A Greyling, SJ Cross and SJ Leslie
(14 December 2014,  Article No. 2736)
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Quality of diagnostic and treatment practices of pulmonary tuberculosis management amongst health practitioners in Haryana, north India
AK Singh, H Salve, K Selvaraj, SK Rai and S Kant
(23 November 2014,  Article No. 2784)
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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
J Hussain, A Robinson, M Stebbing and M McGrail
(12 November 2014,  Article No. 2796)
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Mapping the pathways to eye care in a rural south-east Nigerian population: any implications for practice, eye care programs and policy?
SN Onwubiko, BI Eze, NN Udeh, OC Arinze, MN Okoloagu and CM Chuka-Okosa
(10 November 2014,  Article No. 2729)
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Traditional and cultural approaches to childrearing: preventing early childhood caries in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba
J Cidro, L Zahayko, H Lawrence, M McGregor and K McKay
(29 October 2014,  Article No. 2968)
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'We desperately need some help here' - The experience of legal experts with sexual assault and evidence collection in rural communities
SL Annan
(28 October 2014,  Article No. 2659)
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Twenty cultural and learning principles to guide the development of pharmacy curriculum in Pacific Island countries
AN Brown and C McCormack
(6 October 2014,  Article No. 2581)
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Qualitative exploration of rural focus group members’ participation in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, USA
IS Harvey and M Janke
(6 October 2014,  Article No. 2886)
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Review Article

Role of the nurse in returning birth to the North
AL Wright
(25 February 2015,  Article No. 3109)
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Industrial paramedics, out on site but not out of mind
JJ Acker, TM Johnston and A Lazarsfeld-Jensen
(5 December 2014,  Article No. 2856)
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Clinical Review

Melioidosis: a review
YC Foong, M Tan and RS Bradbury
(30 October 2014,  Article No. 2763)
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Short Communication

Point-of-care testing for haemoglobin A1c in remote Australian Indigenous communities improves timeliness of diabetes care
BA Spaeth, MDS Shephard and S Schatz
(30 October 2014,  Article No. 2849)
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Project Report

How accurate is the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy on telescreening? The Indian scenario
R Raman, DN Bhojwani and T Sharma
(28 October 2014,  Article No. 2809)
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Faculty analysis of distributed medical education in Northern Canadian Aboriginal communities
GL Hudson and M Maar
(3 October 2014,  Article No. 2664)
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Personal View

The right staffing mix for inpatient care in rural multi-purpose service health facilities
LM Malone and JK Anderson
(3 December 2014,  Article No. 2881)
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Letter to the Editor

Targeted survey as a method to rationalize priorities for a strategy to improve eye health in rural Uganda
A Hamilton and S Richter
(20 February 2015,  Article No. 2783)
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Halter traction for cervical spine injuries – initial treatment in the district hospital
O Johnson Jr and RN Das
(20 February 2015,  Article No. 3082)
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Trends in birthweight among four tribal communities in rural Tamil Nadu, India
ES Baekgaard and CL Hulse
(14 November 2014,  Article No. 2786)
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Water deterioration in rural Honduras: an examination of three communities
GE Halder, G Bearman, K Sanogo and MP Stevens
(20 October 2014,  Article No. 2970)
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Correction, article no. 2907: Non-physician communities in Japan: are they still disadvantaged?
J Richmond
(7 October 2014,  Article No. 3323)
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