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A collaboration with local Aboriginal communities in rural New South Wales, Australia to determine the oral health needs of their children and develop a community owned oral health promotion program.
Y Dimitropoulos, H Gunasekera, A Blinkhorn, R Byun, N Binge, K Gwynne and M Irving
(24 August 2017,  Original Research)

A comparison of barriers to accessing services for mental and physical health conditions in a sample of rural Australian adults
KM Fennell, MJ Hull, M Jones and J Dollman
(12 June 2017,  Original Research)

A Double Whammy! New baccalaureate RNs’ transitions into rural acute care
JC Smith and V Vandall-Walker
(23 May 2017,  Original Research)

A model for internal medicine physicians in a small rural hospital
P Bunge
(10 September 2017,  Project Report)

A Novel Model for a Hub and Spoke Spinal Service and Improvements in the Treatment of Spinal Pathology in a Rural Hospital Setting
E Ali, A Macdowell and T Pagonis
(12 June 2017,  Policy Report)

A social-contextual investigation of smoking among rural women: multi-level factors associated with smoking status and considerations for cessation
JM Nemeth, TL Thomson, B Lu, J Peng, V Krebs, NJ Doogan, AK Ferketich, PM Douglas, CR Browning, PD Electra and M Wewers
(29 June 2017,  Original Research)

Access to medicines for hypertension: A survey in rural Yogyakarta province, Indonesia
R Rahmawati and BV Bajorek
(20 August 2017,  Original Research)

An experiment in using open-text comments from the Australian Rural Mental Health Study on health service priorities
J Rich, TE Handley, KJ Inder and D Perkins
(16 May 2017,  Short Communication)

Applying Strengths Model principles to build a rural community-based mental health support service and achieve recovery outcomes
DA Dunstan and DL Anderson
(24 July 2017,  Original Research)

Challenges to uptake of cancer education resources by rural Aboriginal Health Workers: the Cancer Healing Messages flipchart experience
M Bierbaum, T Plueckhahn, F Roth, C McNamara, I Ramsey and N Corsini
(20 August 2017,  Original Research)

Dermatology ECHO - An Innovative Solution to Address Limited Access to Dermatology Expertise
HA Lewis, M Becevic, D Myers, D Helming, R Mutrux, DA Fleming and KE Edison
(19 June 2017,  Clinical Case Report)

Does rural generalist focused medical school and family medicine training make a difference? Memorial University of Newfoundland outcomes.
J Rourke, S Asghari, O Hurley, M Ravalia, M Jong, W Graham, W Parsons, N Duggan, D O'Keefe, S Moffatt, K Stringer, C Sturge Sparkes, J Hippe and K Harris Walsh
(1 September 2017,  Original Research)

Encouragers and discouragers affecting medical graduates’ choice of regional and rural practice locations
AM McKillop, CS Webster, W Bennett, B O'Connor and W Bagg
(15 July 2017,  Original Research)

Facilitators of community participation in an Aboriginal sexual health promotion initiative
A Hulme Chambers, J Tomnay, K Stephens, A Crouch, M Whiteside, P Love, L McIntosh and P Waples Crowe
(19 July 2017,  Original Research)

Feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of using armband mid-upper arm circumference as a simple screening tool for maternal wasting in rural India
V Sethi, RN Parhi, S Dar and S Agrawal
(9 May 2017,  Letter to the Editor)

From Pipelines to Pathways: The Memorial Experience in Educating Doctors for Rural Generalist Practice
J Rourke, S Asghari, O Hurley, M Ravalia, M Jong, W Parsons, N Duggan, K Stringer, D O'Keefe, S Moffatt, W Graham, C Sturge Sparkes, J Hippe and K Harris Walsh
(7 August 2017,  Policy Report)

Implementation of an expanded-scope-of practice physiotherapist role in a regional hospital emergency department
DM Goodman, DJ Harvey, T Cavanagh and R Nieman
(13 July 2017,  Project Report)

Incidence and Characteristics of Low Speed Vehicle Run Over Events in Rural and Remote Children Aged 0-14 Years in Queensland: An Eleven Year (1999-2009) Retrospective Analysis.
BR Griffin, RM Kimble, K Watt and L Shields
(24 August 2017,  Original Research)

Knowledge, attitude, and practices on diabetes, hypertension, and diabetic retinopathy and the factors that motivate screening for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in a pyramidal model of eye health care
S Lingam, PK Rani, S Sethu, V Kotapati and T Das
(11 July 2017,  Original Research)

Mapping the interprofessional education landscape for students on rural clinical placements: an integrative literature review
LE Walker, M Cross and T Barnett
(26 August 2017,  Review Article)

Marginalization and Health Service Coverage among Indigenous, Rural, and Urban Populations: A Public Health Problem in Mexico
JA. Roldán, MA. Álvarez, RM. Carrasco, N Guarneros, ÁJ. Ledesma, M Cuchillo and A Chávez
(5 June 2017,  Original Research)

Massive pericardial effusion without cardiac tamponade due to subclinical hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's disease)
PE Papakonstantinou, N Gourniezakis, C Skiadas, A Patrianakos and A Gikas
(21 September 2017,  Clinical Case Report)

Oral Health Disparities among Adolescents from Urban and Rural Communities of Central Chile
RA Giacaman, I Bustos, P Bazán and RJ Mariño
(6 July 2017,  Original Research)

Place of origin associated with depressive symptoms in health professionals performing social health service in Ancash, Peru, 2015
R Montesinos-Segura, J Maticorena-Quevedo, K Chung-Delgado, R Pereyra-Elías, A Taype-Rondan and P Mayta-Tristan
(3 August 2017,  Original Research)

Positive implications from socially-accountable, community-engaged medical education across two Philippines regions
T Woolley, FL Cristobal, JJ Siega-Sur, SJ Ross, A Neusy, SD Halili and C Reeve
(4 July 2017,  Original Research)

Promoting delayed umbilical cord clamping: an educational intervention in a rural hospital
G Zuniga-Villanueva and LF Sanchez-Espino
(6 July 2017,  Research Letter)

Rural Health in Japan: past and future
A Takamura, M Matsumoto and S Ishikawa
(25 July 2017,  Editorial)

Rural-urban differences in exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults
E Radcliff, E Crouch and M Strompolis
(12 July 2017,  Original Research)

Rural–urban differences in unpaid caregivers of adults
E Crouch, JC Probst and KJ Bennett
(15 May 2017,  Original Research)

Selenium deficiency in the mineral rich Mid-Western Australia: A case report and review of literature
VR Kodali
(19 July 2017,  Clinical Case Report)

Self-efficacy level among patients with type 2 diabetes living in rural areas
S Gedik and D Kocoglu
(30 June 2017,  Original Research)

Service user preferences for diabetes education in remote and rural areas of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
J Hall, F Skinner, P Tilley and S MacRury
(30 June 2017,  Original Research)

The evolution of the Community Health Worker program in Papua New Guinea
CL Pilang, MA Gray and FI Oprescu
(28 March 2017,  Rural Health History)

The road to registration: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner training in north Queensland
K Hill, N Harvey, CM Felton-Busch, J Hoskins, R Rasalam, P Malouf and S Knight
(12 June 2017,  Commentary)

Transformation of medical education through Decentralised Training Platforms: a scoping review
MG Mlambo, AR Dreyer, R Dube, N Mapukata, I Couper and R Cooke
(12 July 2017,  Review Article)

Understanding how emergency medicine physicians survive and thrive in rural practice: a theoretical model
A Kolhatkar, AK Keesey, B Bluman, BM Lynn and T Wilkinson
(1 May 2017,  Original Research)

University Departments of Rural Health: Is a national network of multidisciplinary academic departments in Australia making a difference?
J Humphreys, D Lyle and V Barlow
(12 June 2017,  Original Research)

What are they thinking? Facilitating clinical reasoning through longitudinal patient exposure in rural practice
DG Campbell, L Walters, I Couper and JH Greacen
(16 May 2017,  Conference Report)

Wiisokotaatiwin: Development and Evaluation of a Community-Based Palliative Care Program in Naotkamegwanning First Nation
S Nadin, M Crow, H Prince and M Kelley
(6 August 2017,  Original Research)

Women in rural family medicine: a qualitative exploration of practice attributes that promote physician satisfaction
C Hustedde, H Paladine, A Wendling, R Prasad, O Sola, S Bjorkman and J Phillips
(7 August 2017,  Original Research)

Current Issue


Rural multidisciplinary training: opportunity to focus on interprofessional rapport-building
JN Hudson and A Croker
(29 August 2017,  Article No. 4180)
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Original Research

Mobile emergency simulation training for rural health providers
D Martin, B Bekiaris and G Hansen
(17 October 2017,  Article No. 4057)
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Household resources as determinants of child mortality in Ghana
J Nutor, JF Bell, JC Slaughter-Acey, JG Joseph, E Apesoa-Varano and M de Leon Siantz
(10 October 2017,  Article No. 4202)
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A simple, novel technique for fixing Penrose drains in minor surgeries, with advantages for remote outpatient clinics: a retrospective comparison with conventional drain fixation in North Ibaraki, Japan
Y Shibuya, G Matsumoto, M Sasaki, K Sasaki, K Adachi and M Sekido
(3 October 2017,  Article No. 4159)
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Effect of an oral healthcare program on gingival health status in rural areas of South Korea
M Lee, N Kim, W Chung, E Choi, C Kim, E Choi and S Chang
(18 September 2017,  Article No. 4164)
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Speech–language pathology telehealth in rural and remote schools: the experience of school executive and therapy assistants
GC Fairweather, MA Lincoln and R Ramsden
(17 September 2017,  Article No. 4225)
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Retention of qualified healthcare workers in rural Senegal: lessons learned from a qualitative study
M Nagai, N Fujita, IS Diouf and M Salla
(12 September 2017,  Article No. 4149)
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Socioeconomic disparities in head and neck cancer patients’ access to cancer treatment centers
B Walker, N Schuurman, A Auluck, SA Lear and M Rosin
(31 August 2017,  Article No. 4210)
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Retention of doctors in rural health services in Thailand: impact of a national collaborative approach
R Arora, P Chamnan, A Nitiapinyasakul and S Lertsukprasert
(31 August 2017,  Article No. 4344)
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Building a local medical workforce in Tasmania: where are international fee-paying medical graduates likely to work?
C Cheek, R Hays, P Allen, G Walker and L Shires
(28 August 2017,  Article No. 4292)
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Demographic and rural–urban variations in dental service utilization in Taiwan
P Wen, C Lee, Y Chang, L Ku and C Li
(24 August 2017,  Article No. 4161)
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Adaptation of the global frameworks for community based rehabilitation in southern Africa: a proof of concept
VRP M'kumbuzi and H Myezwa
(22 August 2017,  Article No. 3717)
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The Pituri Learning Circle: central Australian Aboriginal women’s knowledge and practices around the use of Nicotiana spp. as a chewing tobacco
AM Ratsch, A Mason, L Rive, FE Bogossian and KJ Steadman
(6 August 2017,  Article No. 4044)
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A comparative analysis of policies addressing rural oral health in eight English-speaking OECD countries
LA Crocombe, LR Goldberg, E Bell and B Seidel
(31 July 2017,  Article No. 3809)
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Correlations between community size and student perceptions of value
SM Anderson and E Simanton
(22 July 2017,  Article No. 4246)
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Delay in initiation of treatment after diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in primary health care setting: eight year cohort analysis from district Faridabad, Haryana, North India
S Kant, AK Singh, GG Parmeshwaran, P Haldar, S Malhotra and R Kaur
(20 July 2017,  Article No. 4158)
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Review Article

Factors influencing suicide in older rural males: a review of Australian studies
KT Crnek-Georgeson, LA Wilson and A Page
(15 October 2017,  Article No. 4020)
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Use of telehealth for health care of Indigenous peoples with chronic conditions: a systematic review
S Fraser, T Mackean, J Grant, K Hunter, K Towers and R Ivers
(20 September 2017,  Article No. 4205)
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What do evaluations tell us about implementing new models in rural and remote primary health care? Findings from a narrative analysis of seven service evaluations conducted by an Australian Centre of Research Excellence
D Lyle, E Saurman, S Kirby, D Jones, J Humphreys and J Wakerman
(6 September 2017,  Article No. 3926)
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Short Communication

A review of the availability and cost effectiveness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management interventions in rural Australia and New Zealand
ME Brooke, N Spiliopoulos and M Collins
(10 October 2017,  Article No. 4017)
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Dr Hideo Takano: Loss of the sole physician who continued practice in the disaster area of Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture
A Ozaki
(23 August 2017,  Article No. 4403)
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Tribute to Professor Vyvienne M'kumbuzi
H Myezwa
(22 August 2017,  Article No. 4560)
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Letter to the Editor

Gene therapy renews hope to lower the global rural sickle cell disease burden
RO Tachere and AO Umunna
(7 September 2017,  Article No. 4291)
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One-year incidence of occupational accidents among agricultural workers in Oguzeli, Turkey
B Ozcirpici, N Aydin, C Olmez and D Sari
(21 July 2017,  Article No. 3950)
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