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John Humphreys


Current research interests include:

  • the social and spatial patterns of need for health related services in rural areas,
  • rural health workforce recruitment and retention,
  • the role and contribution of services to the health and wellbeing of communities,
  • the provision of appropriate education, training and support for rural health workers and implementation of innovative service delivery models in order to provide sustainable health care in small rural and remote communities,
  • the evaluation of rural health care planning and policies, and
  • rural community development.

Articles contributed to by this person

Original Research
26 May 2017
Is remote health different to rural health?

Original Research
28 April 2017
Measuring the attractiveness of rural communities in accounting for differences of rural primary care workforce supply

Original Research
30 March 2017
What does it cost to provide equity of access to high quality, comprehensive primary health care in rural Australia? A pilot study

Original Research
9 March 2016
Meeting the primary healthcare needs of small rural communities: lessons for health service planners

Original Research
6 October 2015
How good are routinely collected primary healthcare data for evaluating the effectiveness of health service provision in a remote Aboriginal community?

Original Research
20 July 2015
Re-orienting a remote acute care model towards a primary health care approach: key enablers

Original Research
20 November 2006
Essential tips for measuring levels of consumer satisfaction with rural health service quality

Original Research
23 August 2004
Rural GPs' ratings of initiatives designed to improve rural medical workforce recruitment and retention

Original Research
18 June 2004
Doctors' perspectives on the viability of rural practice

16 November 2014
Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality?

Review Article
6 September 2017
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



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